JAMMU, Sept 30: Tarun Uppal, president, Youth wing of Dogra Sadar Sabha, J&K, met Dr Karan Singh, ex Member Parliament and Chairman of Auroville Foundation, Ministry of HRD at New Delhi and discussed various issues related to J&K State.
In the meeting, Tarun Uppal discussed various issue like disastrous effect of drugs on individual and society’s health, holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday in J&K State and naming of the Jammu Airport after Maharaja Hari Singh.
Uppal said some unscrupulous elements are exploiting our youth by selling drugs among them. He said that there is dire need of taking stern action to stop this menace which is taking our young generation towards death and destruction.
He also emphasized that the there has been a long-standing demand from the people of Jammu that Jammu Airport should be named after Maharaja Hari Singh in whose time it was constructed. He said the renaming of Jammu Airport would be a fitting tribute to a man who not only introduced a number of social welfare and developmental measures in the State but also signed the Instrument of Accession on October 26, 1947.
Dr Karan Singh expressed hope that youth activist like Tarun Uppal must take an initiative to create awareness among the people of the State and also make must some strategy to fight against drugs. He emphasized that the cooperation of every section of the society is must to liberate younger generation from drug addiction.
Dr Singh urged the Government of J&K to install a full-body truck scanner at Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch and Uri to bring transparency in trade of goods which will also stop illegal trafficking of drugs. He also appealed the Government to change the Jammu Airport name on Maharaja Hari Singh’s name.
Dr Karan Singh also assured the social activist Tarun Uppal that their fight with the Government to get the holiday on Maharaja’s birthday for the pride of Dogra and Dogra rulers.