JAMMU, Nov 28: Dineshwar Sharma, Union Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor and Sharma discussed about the political and developmental aspirations of people across the State and a range of issues relating to the internal security situation, and initiatives required for protecting and promoting the educational and career interests of youth.
Governor discussed with Sharma the recent initiatives taken by his administration for ensuring equitable development of the State and bringing accountability and transparency in the administrative set up.
Sharma congratulated Governor for incident free conduct of polls to the Urban Local Bodies and ongoing elections to the Panchayats. They discussed the crucial importance of establishing grass root level democratic institutions for the balanced development of an area.
Tsewang Thinles, President, Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) accompanied by P.T. Kunzang, Vice-President of the Association also met Governor.
Thinles on behalf of the Association submitted a Memorandum of Demands including granting of Union Territory status with Legislature to Ladakh; inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India; establishment of a Police Range and a Univesity for Ladakh region; legal protection to the business interests of local population; funds for refurbishment of Chokhang Vihara in Ladakh; creation of a Minority Commission cell and implementation of the Anti-Conversion Law to safeguard the interests of minorities in the State.
Thinles extended an invitation to Governor for the upcoming ‘Losar Mela’ in Ladakh which is scheduled from December 8th.
Governor assured Thinles that demands submitted by the LBA will be given appropriate consideration.
A delegation of All J&K Biomedical Engineers and Professionals Association also met Governor and requested him for early implementation of the ‘Self Help Group of Engineers Scheme’ so that their expertise could be utilized in healthcare sector.