SKUAST-J VC, Kalra, Zara call on Governor

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 15: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu (SKUAST-J), met Governor N. N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University at the Raj Bhavan.
Dr. Sharma briefed Governor about various important academic and administrative matters relating to the functioning of the University and the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).
Governor advised the Vice Chancellor to focus on region specific technological options with the clear objective of working for doubling the farmers’ incomes. He stressed the high importance of sustained high attention being paid, towards improving the teaching programmes and achieving tangible outcomes in all the research programmes which benefit the agriculture and its allied sectors in the Jammu Division.
Sh. Ranjeet Kalra, Advisor for Sports & Youth Affairs UT Govt. of Lakshadweep and Member J&K State Sports Council also called on Governor and briefed him about the activities being undertaken to foster the sports culture in the State.
Kalra who serves as a Special Invitee on the Governing Council of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Sports Complex, Katra, discussed with Governor the ongoing and planned initiatives to promote sports in the Jammu region and in the State.
Emphasising the vital importance of games and sports to inculcate balanced personality development of youth, Governor advised Kalra to promote inter-State level championships to provide opportunities to the J&K youth to enhance their skills.
Haji Wazir Mohammad Zara, a veteran contractor who has been serving the State PWD and Shrine Board also met Governor and Umang Narula, CEO of  the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board.
Based on the experience of the works done enroute the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji in 2017, Zara put forth his suggestions for further improvements on the tracks and the works required to be done this year.
Governor appreciated the dedication with which Zara has been supporting the Yatra ever since the Shrine Board was set up and hoped that his team would continue its strong involvement with the success of the 2018 pilgrimage.