JAMMU: Government of India’s Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, Dineshwar Sharma, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Fruday.
Governor and Sharma held extended discussions regarding the crucial importance of maintaining peace and normalcy in the State alongside the effective functioning of the administrative apparatus.
A statement also said that that Prof. Anju Bhasin, Vice-Chancellor of the Cluster University of Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.
Prof. Bhasin briefed Governor about the ongoing initiatives for promoting quality higher education in the colleges affiliated with the University and for introducing new and advanced teaching programmes which are relevant to the existing and arising employment opportunities.
Governor observed that the successful functioning of the Jammu and Kashmir Cluster Universities would go a long way in augmenting higher education facilities in the State. He advised Prof. Bhasin to strive for making the University a hub of excellence in teaching and research.
Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J)Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma met Governor N. N. Vohra, and briefed him about various important academic and administrative matters relating to the functioning of the University and the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the Jammu Division.
Governor advised Dr. Sharma to focus on region – specific technological options with the clear objective of working for securing the target of 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 agriculture and its allied sectors in the Jammu region.
A statement issued from Raj Bhawan also said that a nine member delegation led by Rajan Kapoor, President of Shree Amarnath Yatra Bhandara Organisation (SAYBO) met Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board at the Raj Bhavan.
The delegation appreciated the Board’s continuing support to the Langar organisations and submitted a memorandum relating to Yatra 2018, which included demand for opening On-Spot Registration Counters at Pahalgam and Baltal with positioning of doctors for issuance of Medical Certificates; acceptance of medical certificates issued by competent doctors other than those listed by State Governments to issue Compulsory Health Certificate; allowing Yatris registered for next date to proceed on Yatra in case of short fall in the prescribed quota for the day; giving opportunity to desirous organisations to provide services other than langar seva during the Yatra; more telecom service providers in the Yatra area; tents in good shape be provided to the Yatris; every langar organisation be provided 70 permit cards for their workers; adequate advertisement of Yatra schedules through print and electronic media etc.
Governor directed Umang Narula, CEO Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, who was present in the meeting, to look into SAYBO’s suggestions and urged SAYBO to ensure that the Langars take all required steps to follow the prescribed food menu and maintain cleanliness in their premises throughout the Yatra period and at the time of winding up their establishments.