Advisor Ganai for multifarious strategy to tackle substance abuse among youth

Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai listening grievances of people in Srinagar on Sunday.
Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai listening grievances of people in Srinagar on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 9: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today held an extensive public grievance camp here at Church Lane under the aegis of Governor’s Grievance Cell for redress of public grievances.
During the camp, the Advisor met around 45 public delegations and scores of individuals from across the Kashmir division, who apprised him with various issues and problems faced by them.
Several delegations who called on Advisor Ganai urged him to direct the law enforcing agencies to act swiftly in controlling “substance abuse” alongside the highway and other areas across south Kashmir. In this regard, Ganai directed police and civil administration to work in close coordination and act to end substance abuse in the Valley.
“We as a society must come forward and do something to end this menace,” he told the deputation. “We must keep a vigil on our children, who are going this way. Besides Government machinery, we all have to play our role,” he said.
Ganai asked police authorities to devise a proper mechanism so that the menace of drug-trafficking could be stamped out from the society.
A delegation of students and scholars of linguistics from various universities demanded that the subject should be introduced at the 10+2 and at the undergraduate level.
A delegation of Department of Floriculture demanded immediate regularization, while as the deputation from Payeen, Bandipora demanded up gradation of middle school in their area.
A delegation of south Kashmir’s Tral town raised many issues with the Advisor to which he assured prompt redress. A delegation of Senior Assistants from the Department of Floriculture raised the issue of their promotions with the Advisor.
The Advisor assured them that their issue would surely be examined. A delegation from Waltengoo, Kulgam also discussed their issues with the Advisor.
Scores of other delegations from Garind Bugam, Intezamia Committee, Munawarabad, Srinagar, Intezamia Committee, Chatabal Srinagar apprised the Advisor with their issues. A delegation of retired Agriculture officers, delegation from Langate, Kupwara among others raised their issues and appealed the Advisor to address their grievances’ on priority.
Ganai directed the concerned officials to reach out to the people and address their issues at an earliest. He said that people in Kashmir region need patient hearing and prompt grievance redressal mechanism. Several other delegations and individuals met Advisor
Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Shiekh Imran called on Advisor to discuss issues pertaining to Srinagar.