Ganai urges for proactive approach, self-reliance to develop strong society


SRINAGAR, Aug 9: Urging people to be self-reliant, the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today called upon civil society to partner the Government in the implementation of various public welfare schemes. The Advisor (G) expressed these views while interacting with various public delegations here. The delegations included Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners, Civil Society Tral, All India National Awardee Teachers State Unit, J&K, parents of autistic children, OBCs delegation and others.
The Advisor said that the Government has envisaged a broad roadmap for the holistic development of the State. He said Government has initiated various State as well as Central sponsored schemes to develop the infrastructure in the State. However, the Government needs support from various stakeholders to make these schemes a success. Giving an example, the Advisor said the citizens of an ideal society would never think of encroaching on someone else's property, and if someone does so, the responsible members act swiftly by informing the concerned officials and immediately put a stamp on the practice.
The Advisor said to increase the tourists' footfall in the Valley a sustained campaign needs to be launched. He said it is important that all the stakeholders of tourism industry including major tourism associations including Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) and Kashmir Hotel and Restau-rant Association (KHARA) regularly participate in travel marts and festivals organized across the country to promote the State tourism.
He also reiterated the need for better marketing of the State tourism potential and also to project a positive image of the State. The delegation requested that positives of the State should equally be highlighted by the media. More than 40 delegations from various parts of the State called on the Advisor and apprised him with their issues and grievances.
After meeting a group of parents of autistic children, the Advisor immediately issued the direction to Commissioner Disabilities and Mission Director ICPS to explore the possibility of establishing autistic children home which will have all the required facilities for benefiting these children.
The delegation from Chadoora, Gopalpura informed the Advisor about the scarcity of drinking water, regularization of residential land and to develop Alamdarbagh colony in Gopalpura, Chadoora, Budgam. The Civil Society Tral delegation also raised various developmental issues including establishing of sub-office of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education in Tral. The OBCs delegation from Anantnag demanded a latest OBC survey, operationalisation of OBC Board, and to make OBC hostels functional at an earliest.

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