Jammu: Former Minister Provincial President, J&K Apni Party, S. Manjit Singh; DDC Member from Vijaypur, Shilpa Dubey and various delegations called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The former Minister briefed the Lt Governor about the difficulties and problems faced by the displaced persons of 1965 and 1971 war. He demanded constituting a Displaced Persons Development Board to effectively mitigate the problems of DPs and submitted a memorandum in this regard.
The Lt Governor assured the former minister that all the concerning issues apprised by him would be taken up with the concerned authorities for the welfare and development of displaced persons.
A delegation led by Ashiq Hussain Khan, Secretary, Shia Federation Jammu while calling on the Lt Governor presented before him the concerning issues and demands of Shia community of the UT. He put forth the demand of a community hall in Jammu, special hostel for the students of the community, augmentation of road, power, and water supply facilities at village Gursai of Poonch, besides other issues.
While listening to the issues presented before him, the Lt Governor observed that the UT government is resolute in ensuring equitable development of all sections of the society.
Shilpa Dubey, DDC Member from Vijaypur, submitted a memorandum of demands and issues of the people of Vijaypur-B. She also raised the demands for special drives for recruitment of Border area youth in armed forces, besides other developmental issues of Vijaypur.
Meanwhile, a 30 member delegation of Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust (GDCT) called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The members of the delegation led by Chairman GDCT, Adv Shah Mohammed Choudhary expressed their gratitude towards the Lt Governor for complete implementation of long due Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006.The delegation credited the LG administration for ushering a new era of prosperity for the nomadic community that remained deprived of its due rights in the last several decades.
During the interaction, the members also raised several issues including tribal hostels in all districts, promotion of traditional games, strengthening of Mobile schools, among others.
The Lt Governor while interacting with the members of the delegation said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the socio-economic welfare of the tribal people of J&K is among the priority areas of the UT government. He asserted that the administration has taken several decisions in the last few months which will end the decades of discrimination.