Celebrations have been held on the event of the primary anniversary of Ladakh as a union territory on Wednesday, with MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal saying that aspirations of individuals of Ladakh are fulfilled after it was made a Union Territory.
Speaking concerning the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 Mr Namgyal stated, “It is a historic day for Ladakh and the whole of India. Article 370 and 35-A was abrogated and as per the Jammu and Kashmir reorganization act, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two union territories. The wishes and aspirations of people of Ladakh were fulfilled by making it a union territory.”
“On the first anniversary of this, in all the areas we are celebrating this anniversary keeping in mind the COVID pandemic, following all protocols and SOPs. We have taken permission from District Magistrate and celebrated this day by wishing each other,” Mr Namgyal stated.
“In the last one year, Ladakh has made several achievements be it in the form of university, medical college, hotel management institute. In the last financial year and combining it with the current financial year, the budget of Rs 11,000 crore which the UT of Ladakh got and with that we have made Special Development Package (SDP).
“In Mission Organic Development Initiative now we have Rs 250 crore for Leh and Rs 250 crore for Kargil. In Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council for each Leh and Kargil now we have greater than Rs 200 crore,” he said.
“What Ladakh didn’t get within the final 71 years, it obtained within the final one 12 months underneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he added.