LEH, Dec 2: LG Ladakh R K Mathur today held a special conference of the elected representatives including Hill Council members, presidents of Municipal Committees, BDC Chairmen, Sarpanches of Leh and Kargil districts of UT Ladakh at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, Leh.
This pioneering conference was the initiative of LG Ladakh to bring together Leh and Kargil on one platform and discuss the developmental issues and aspirations of both the districts. The meeting saw overwhelming participation by the elected representatives who raised relevant issues and gave their suggestions.
The whole purpose of holding such a meeting, the LG said, is to kick off action on important Government decisions at district, block and panchayat levels. “More importantly, it was to try and evolve a common and broad vision to thrash out appropriate developmental schemes for Ladakh at a time when scope, funds and society are all set to work towards new Ladakh taking everybody along,” added Mathur.
He urged the participants to set aside any feeling about comparison between Leh and Kargil, as Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is non-discriminatory and focuses purely on the fulfillment of needs of both the districts. He said that they are committed to take every individual of Ladakh along giving them equal opportunity to contribute in the growth of this country as a nation.
Other eminent speakers in the conference were CECs of LAHDC, Leh and Kargil, Gyal P Wangyal and Feroze Ahmed Khan, MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Advisor to LG Umang Narula, Commissioner Secretary Ladakh Rigzin Samphel, and Divisional Commissioner Saugat Biswas.
Directors and District officers detailed the functions, structure and schemes of various departments like Rural Development, Education, Health, Agriculture, Industries and commerce and others through power-point presentations.
On the whole, the daylong event proved very effective and successful in which representatives from Leh and Kargil highlighted the issues related to health, education, road, communication, power facilities among other developmental vagaries.