* Former Lt Governor A&N attends function
JAMMU, Nov 10: Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) strongly projected the popular demands of Jammu region in its 114th Annual General Council Meet (AGCM) held at Teachers Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar here today.
The former Lt Governor of Andeman & Nicobar, Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh was the chief guest while president of the Sabha, Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak presided over the function.
The event was held with great national spirit and Dogra ethos, displaying Dogriyat. Special achievers of the Duggar Pradesh, Vir Naris of the gallant martyrs and especially abled cricketers from the State were honoured. A documentary and a brochure on DSS history were also released on the occasion.
Welcoming the Lt. Governor, G S Charak pointed out that the State has ushered a new hope amongst the youth, specially some misguided elements who want to shun violence and grab the opportunities for bright lawful future. He appreciated the moves by administration, of unearthing various scandals, corrupt practices, bringing in transparency and discipline in administration. He demanded a definite solution acceptable to all three regions of the State-Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
“We want a neat and clean, corruption free Government that is fair to all without discrimination, providing balanced share in governing power and development in the three regions. We also demand a fair deal, peace, equitable development and due share of opportunities. The forced migrations from borders, leaving behind standing crops ready for harvest have further caused agricultural losses to poor farmers to the tune of thousands of crores. The rampant supply of drugs from across LoC is devastating for the border youth, who need special recruitment drive, lest they fall prey to bad elements. The selection for jobs in State Government has been highly unfair and biased since brighter candidates from non-Kashmiri speaking areas are discouraged. The progress on the Central Universities, vertical parking slots, Gandola, Tawi Lake project, restoration of heritage Mubarak Mandi complex, International Airports, water supply schemes stays on back burner for Jammu,” the DSS maintained.
The DSS members also adopted some resolutions projecting issues like, permanent resolution of J&K problem taking all stake holders on board, make Civil Secretariat operative at both the places through out the year, provide equal share to Jammu youth in Govt jobs, start full fledged Duggar Channel on DD, properly promote Jammu festival, keep Winter Secretariat Road open for public in Jammu, speed up work for restoration of Mubarak Mandi heritage site, shifting of Archives and files to the Kala Kendra, take better care of armed forces, gallant warriors and war widows, create Fauji Colonies in Srinagar and Jammu and ensure balanced and fair delimitation of Assembly constituencies in the State.