Advisor to CM, Balwant Thakur call on Governor

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 13:  Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to the Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Prof. Mattoo briefed Governor about the initiatives underway, on various fronts, for advancing the interests of the people and the State of J&K.
Governor discussed with Prof. Mattoo the need for well planned efforts being made to nurture and advance the aspirations of youth and stressed the crucial importance of safeguarding the functioning of educational institutions at    all levels and ensuring against the academic careers of students being wasted by unrest and disorder.
Governor also re-iterated the need for the Kashmir and Jammu Universities providing strong sustained support to enable the Kashmir and Jammu Cluster Universities to establish themselves. Interalia, there must be common examination and marking standards to ensure against dilution and deviation of standards, which will be extremely harmful to the cause of higher education.
Meanwhile, Balwant Thakur, Regional Director,Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) J&K and Director Natrang also called on Governor.
Thakur apprised the Governor about the recent activities undertaken by the ICCR Regional Branch Jammu and the dramatic performances staged by the Natrang Group with a particular focus on the preservation and promotion of the traditional art forms of the Jammu region.
Complimenting Thakur for his continuing contribution towards strengthening theatre activities in the State, Governor pointed to the usefulness of enlarging the performance of street plays which disseminate powerful social messages and highlight the problems of the common masses.