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Build a bright future for Kashmir's children: PM Modi

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 12:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 27 (ANI): Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to build bright future for the children.

Prime Minister Modi said the youth of Jammu and Kashmir aspire to rise in life through education, and therefore he commended them for their enthusiasm.

"I had met a few representatives from Kashmir, a few days back and discussed various issues. I had urged them to return and pay attention to building a bright future for the children in Valley. Glad to see results," he said.

"I asked them to concentrate on their children's future despite the challenges the students in Jammu and Kashmir are facing when they went for their board exams," he added.

Urging everyone to boost the morale of the security forces, Prime Minister Modi said "Our soldiers are our greatest strength. When the entire nation stands with our jawans, their strength increases. I understand your problems but for a disease which has infected our country for 70 years, treatment can't be simple."

The prime minister also touched on issues like gender discrimination, open defecation, digital banking, farmers and demonetisation. Much of his address, however, was dedicated to the jawans. (ANI)