Charak visits Ramban areas, takes stock of people’s problems

DSS president Gulchain Singh Charak posing with Sarpanchs and Panchs at Chanderkote in Ramban district.
DSS president Gulchain Singh Charak posing with Sarpanchs and Panchs at Chanderkote in Ramban district.

Excelsior Correspondent
RAMBAN, July 9: Former Minister and president, Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS), Gulchain Singh Charak toured different areas of Ramban and listened to problems of local populace.
Charak was accompanied by other members of the Sabha. At Chanderkote, Charak as a special guest attended a meeting of Sarpanchs, Panchs, Numberdars, Chowkidars and other prominent persons of the area, held under the chairmanship of Dharam Chand, president DSS, district Ramban.
Highlighting the problems of the area, the speakers demanded upgradation of High School Chanderkot established in 1980 to Higher Secondary level, as there is no HSS school in the radius of 15 KM. They also demanded upgradation of one of the five middle schools functioning in the two Panchyats of Saoni area as the students of these areas has to travel a long distance to reach the high school for getting the education of ninth class.
It was also pointed out that present District Hospital Ramban is in a pitiable condition and lacks medical staff and technicians. They said it has just become a referral hospital only without adequate facilities. “Moreover, the entire belt is accident prone as such medical facilities need to be provided to the people by properly equipping the district hospital as per the requirements,” they added.
The speakers further said that people of the area also feel betrayed as the Government got their land for Bagilar project with the promise that they would be given employment at the project site but nothing was done in this respect.
People also demanded that the whole area along the lake should be developed as mega tourist attraction which can substantially add to the economy of the area. They also stressed for development of tourists spots like Patnitop, Sanasar, Ladha Dhar, Surni Kund, Gala Dhar, Sarwa Dhar and Pogal Paristaan.


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