UDHAMPUR, June 26: Ranbir Singh Pathania, spokesman State BJP and former MLA called for harnessing the tourism potential of Dudu-Basantgarh area so as to improve the economic and social well being of the people.
He said that this area has been bestowed with scenic beauty and has vast potential to be developed as a good hill station with large potential of adventure tourism. Moreover this area is a Botanist’s paradise with rich vegetation having medicinal, aesthetic and research value.
Later in the day Pathania termed sanctioning and establishment of Degree Colleges at Dudu Basantgarh as a ‘giant leap’ in upliftment of educational scenario of this backward area which was left unattended by the previous Governments as well as MLAs.
Pathania was addressing a “meeting of local sarpanches and panches of the area. He was felicitated for getting two Degree Colleges sanctioned for the Ramnagar Assembly segment and that too with short tenure of less than three years as MLA.
Pertinently Degree College Dudu-Basantgarh was the long pending demand of these far flung areas, as many school going students especially females, had to leave their studies mid-way due to lack of access to higher education. People of the area attributed the achievement as a result of untiring hard work and painstaking efforts of Pathania that the issue was raised at various appropriate forums and this long pending demand was fulfilled with the issuance of formal orders and temporary site selection for establishment of Degree College at Dudu-Basantgarh.
Pathania elucidated that with active support from Union Government this college at Dudu -Basantgarh will be developed and nurtured as a ‘Model Degree College’ with all the modern facilities including well equipped laboratories, library, and computer labs.
He had raised the issue during the Assembly sessions and DDB meetings too. He had also initiated a tehsil-wide signature campaign in support of the overweening public demand.
Later a delegation of Sarpanches and Panches met Pathinia and apprised that sanctioning of degree college has spread a wave of ecstasy among the people of the area, especially students’ community who will be benefitted from the College.
The delegation said that certain elements who have been crying hoarse and misleading public on the opening of degree college are now mum, as they and their stories have been exposed time and again.