Delegations hold meetings with Guv, discuss issues

JAMMU: Various delegations today held meetings with Governor N N Vohra and discussed issues at the Raj Bhawan here.

State Convener of the Indian Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Saleem Beg called on Governor and briefed him about various conservation and management initiatives being undertaken by the INTACH for preserving the cultural heritage of the State including promotion of the crafts heritage of the local communities. The Governor appreciated Mr Beg’s efforts in generating awareness among the people of the need to respect and preserve culture and heritage of the State.

In a separate meeting, Dr A G Ahangar, Director Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences briefed the Governor about the functioning of the various Specialties in the Institute. He discussed the plans for its future growth, particularly the infrastructural development. Recalling the erstwhile outstanding reputation of the Institute the Governor advised Dr Ahangar to attract the best talent, upgrade teaching and research and ensure against any indiscipline among staff, students or the faculty.

Meanwhile, a six member delegation of ‘Haq Insaaf Council’, led by its President Zeshan Syed raised several demands before the Governor including engaging Pir Panjaal region’s youth in the dialogue and peace building processes; raising adequate infrastructure for making Jammu University’s Poonch Campus functional; establishing colleges for women for Rajouri and Poonch districts; inclusion of Gojri and Pahari languages in the syllabus from Primary to Secondary level amd others. (AGENCIES)