DSS seeks shifting of artifacts of Dogra Art Museum to old AHQ

DSS president GS Charak at a meeting of executive body in Jammu on Monday.
DSS president GS Charak at a meeting of executive body in Jammu on Monday.

‘Stop discrimination in MBBS seats distribution’
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 24: Continuously raising vital concerns of Jammu region, the Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) yet again projected the burning issues of the region with regard to Dogra Art Museum and distribution of MBBS seats in Medical Colleges.
DSS president suggested that all the artifacts and other items of Dogra Art Museum may be temporarily shifted to duly renovated Old AHQ building till the accommodation earmarked as per the reuse plan is properly restored. He also urged the authorities to immediately shift the archives records and files to the old Information Department building at Mubarak Mandi after proper renovation.
Charak hoped that actions are in pipeline for paying compensations to border area farmers of Jammu region who have suffered losses due to storms, hostile weather and HT cable short circuit fires that ruined their crops in totality.
DSS leader drew the attention of the Advisor for Health and Medical Education towards the apathetical approach with which the reservation to Economical Weaker Section (EWS) is being handled for the NEET-2019 aspirants, when the counseling has already started. He pointed out that out of 85 seats allotted for the EWS category only 30 have been given to GMC Jammu. While 30 seats are allotted to GMC Srinagar and 25 allotted to SKIMS which has only one college; both in Kashmir region. Two new colleges of Jammu region are out rightly ignored. This is great discrimination with Jammu region, he added.
DSS members noted with concern the arithmetical distribution of the Set Top Boxes without consideration to the density of population on either side of the LoC/IB and the target areas needing counter propaganda programmes. He said, vast areas from Madhopur to Poonch, Mirpur and Muzafrabad ,speak Dogri, Pahari, Gojri and Punjabi. There is immediate need of strengthening DD Jammu and employ local artists to generate programmes in these languages.
The meeting was attended by Prof N K Dogra, Col Karan Singh Jamwal, Prem Sagar Gupta, Col Dr Virendra K. Sahi, Amanat Ali Shah, Brig MS Jamwal, Gambhir Dev Singh Charak and others.