SRINAGAR: Urging people to be self-reliant, the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Thursday called upon civil society to partner with the government in the implementation of various public welfare schemes.
Ganai 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.
According to a statement, Ganai 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, he said.
Giving an example, Ganai 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 Restaurant 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, a statement said.