SRINAGAR: Meera Khanna, Trustee & Executive Vice-President, The Guild of Service, met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.
According to a statement issued here, Khanna informed Governor about the various facilities and institutions which are being run by the Guild of Service to alleviate the lot of women and children who have suffered since the onset of terrorism in the Valley.
Governor urged Khanna to see that The Guild of Service continued with its ongoing philanthropic activities at Srinagar and Tangmarg and assured his support to The Guild. While reiterating the crucial importance of peace and normalcy being restored in the State, Governor advised the Guild to particularly focus on providing vocational training to girls and women and carrying out programmes for counseling youth against being exploited by those who espouse violence.
Meanwhile, Sonam Wangchuk, a Ladakhi engineer, innovator and education reformist, along with Gitanjali, CEO, Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh also met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.
Wangchuk informed Governor about the outcome of his continuing endeavours to reform the education system and bring it in sync with ground realities by pursuing locally relevant knowledge, values and skills through Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) which was founded in 1988. He informed Governor about his recent initiative of establishing the Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, a skill-based University, which will encourage experimental learning via practical application of knowledge.
Governor congratulated Wangchuk on his receiving this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award and lauded his various innovative contributions in improving the lives of people in the remote mountainous region of Ladakh, including the Ice Stupa for the conservation of water in the arid villages of Ladakh.