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Priya Sethi lays foundation stone of statue of Jambu Lochan

Reaffirms govt’s commitment of making Jammu a tourism hub

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today laid foundation stone of statue of Raja Jambu Lochan at Jambu Lochan Park Purani Mandi.
“The present government is today privileged with yet another feather in its cap by raising this historic six and half feet statue of the founder of Jammu region, King Jambu Lochan”, asserted the Minister while complimenting the people of the region for having recognition to the creator of their motherland.
While recalling the contribution of Raja Jambu Lochan, Priya Sethi said that Jambu Lochan was a powerful local chieftain who ruled during the ninth century. During his kingdom, one day while crossing the river Tawi during a hunt he found a deer and a tiger drinking water from the same tank. He concluded that this place was so virtuous that no living creature bore enmity against another so he decided to build his capital, Jambupura, on this soil which later came to be known as Jammu, she added. She said that this bears testimony to the fact that this region is a place where people of all faiths live together in complete harmony and amity.
Referring to ancient and historical significance of the place where this statue is being raised, the Minister said that it is near to the most revered and famous religious spot Ram Mandir and world known Raghunath temple. She said that every endeavour would done to make this place most beautiful and comfortable to attract the tourist to this particular spot. “It is a firm determination of BJP-PDP government to spot and develop all historical and religious destinations of Jammu region to make it a hub of tourism.
The Minister stressed upon the people especially Dogras to acquaint their new generations with their origin so that they too preserve this for the posterity. She said that the government is working under a well knit strategy to promote and preserve our rich cultural heritage for which Jammu and Kashmir is known world over. She, however, termed people’s participation as of utmost importance in this effort of the government of steering the state towards the best tourist destination in the country.
Addressing the gathering, senior BJP leader, Yudhvir Sethi, expressed happiness that the present government is taking care of sentiments of every section of the society by ensuring equitable development of all regions of the state. While appreciating the construction of this historic statue, he said that such efforts are aimed at promotion and preservation of our cultural heritage.
Among others senior BJP leader Baldev Singh Billawaria, Mahant Rameshwar Das, Mahant Narsingh Dasji, Anil Massom, Ramesh Gupta, Arun Sethi, Ram Parsad, Joginder gupta, Govind Sareen, Parshotam Sharma, Ashoke Gupta, Pardeep Langeh, Sharda, Saroj Gupta, Neeru Anand, Anju, Vishal Kohli, Pankaj, Amit, Veena and large number of people were present on the occasion.