Srinagar: Parameswaran Iyer, CEO, NITI Aayog Sunday met the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan.
During the meeting, the CEO, NITI Aayog and Lt Governor discussed a range of issues dealing with development of Jammu & Kashmir UT.
The Lt Governor said that J&K UT government has taken steps to strengthen the democratic system at the grassroots level, public participation in the development process, inclusive, qualitative education, easy accessibility of public services, self-employment opportunities for the youth and taking industries to the block level for equitable development and ensuring that the benefits of the development reach the last person in the queue.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K; Rakesh Ranjan, Mission Director, Aspirational District Programme and Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog were present during the meeting.
A delegation of Kishtwar Sports Federation also called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan.
The delegation led by Sunil Sharma, former Minister, submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to affiliation of the Federation with J&K Cricket Association, establishment of Mega Sports Stadium, allocation of funds under DGP’s Public Welfare Fund Scheme for holding sports events, besides other concerning issues.
The members of the delegation also informed the Lt Governor about the sports activities being organized by the federation for spreading awareness against drug-abuse and promoting communal harmony and brotherhood.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegation, said that the UT government is committed to create a robust sports culture among the youth.
The Lt Governor assured the delegation to address the genuine issues and demands projected during the interaction.
Later, Jain Kamal, senior journalist, editor and former Jury member of Central Board of Film Certification also called on the Lt Governor and briefed him about the upcoming literature & art works on which he has been working for many years.