Manmohan Singh dedicates Chenab Bridge to nation

April 25th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by admin  

Akhnoor (J-K), Apr 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday inaugurated the countrys longest cantilever bridge on the Chenab River.

J-K Governor Lt Gen (retired) S K Sinha, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed were among others who were present during the occasion.

Soon after inaugurating the bridge, Dr Singh expressed hope that India and Pakistan would be able to put the past behind and move forward with a sense of urgency without false fears or narrow agendas.

I hope that we (India and Pakistan) will be able to put the past behind us and that we can move forward with a sense of urgency, not inhibited by false fears or narrow agendas, said the Prime Minister.

I have been heartened by the very positive statements made by the new leaders (of Pakistan), he added.

After inaugurating the bridge, Dr Singh left for Katra where he will address first convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) University.

On April 26, the Prime Minister will inaugurate Dul Hasti project and address a public meeting at Kishtwar. (ANI)

Related Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in South Asia |