Ex-minister, cricket administrator, delegation of DDC, BDC members, call on Lt Governor

Jammu:  Former minister Sukhnandan Choudhary Friday called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan.

Choudhary apprised the Lt Governor regarding various issues of the farming community and discussed with him the issues related to desilting of irrigation canals, provision of fertilizer, and augmenting power supply in rural areas.

Meanwhile, a delegation of elected representatives led by former Legislator, Sh. Devender Singh Rana, comprising of DDC and BDC members also met the Lt Governor and projected various issues of public importance pertaining to tapping the tourism potential of places like Surinsar, and development of old track of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji from Kol – Kandoli via Jagdamba into heritage trekking route; Utterbehni-Purmandal-Katra and JiaPota -ShivKhori- Katra pilgrim tourist circuits.

They also drew Lt Governor’s attention towards the issue of developing Ancient Temples, Shrines, and Bowlis through INTACH.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegation, observed that the UT Government is committed to equitable development of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir. He assured the members of the delegation that all their suggestions and points would be considered on merit to be incorporated in the development process.

Meanwhile, Cricket Administrator and Sports Promoter, Ranjeet Kalra also called on Sinha at the Raj Bhavan today.

Kalra who also serves as a Co-Chairman of Sports Council of Central University of Jammu and is the Member of Management Committee of Sport’s Authority of India (SAI) Training Center Jammu discussed with the Lt Governor the ongoing initiatives to promote sports, especially cricket, in the region. He also complimented the visionary leadership for accentuating sports infrastructure across J&K, besides sustained thrust of the government on promotion of local sportspersons by way of enhanced sporting events and allied resources.

The Lt Governor emphasized on the vital importance of games and sports in the overall development of the youth and appreciated Kalra’s contribution for promoting Sports. He advised him to keep working towards the promotion of sports in the region.

Meanwhile, Dr Dushyant Chaudhary, District Governor Nominee 2022-23, Rotary International District along with Rotarians Ashok Gupta, Jatinder Gandok, Adeep Mehta, Sanjay Puri, and Ashish Langar also met the Lt Governor at the Raj Bhavan today.

Chaudhary briefed the Lt Governor about various projects being undertaken by the Rotary Club in J&K, especially during COVID 19 pandemic.

The members also brought to the notice of the Lt Governor certain issues where they sought assistance of the government for reaching out to the needy more effectively.

The Lt Governor while appreciating the service and role of Rotarians for their contribution towards society assured them of all possible support of the UT administration for furthering their public welfare initiatives.

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