JK Gov asks youth to benefit from self-employment schemes



 Jammu, March 21 (Scoop News) –  N. N. Vohra, Governor, on a visit to the border district of Poonch today, inaugurated Employment Fair at the Government Degree College, Poonch, interacted with deputations and participated in a function organized by the Shaheed Major Rohit Sharma Memorial Society at Mandi.


Later, on way back from Poonch to Jammu, the Governor undertook an aerial reconnaissance of the Mughal Road to take stock of the progress on this important road project connecting the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch with the Kashmir Valley.

On reaching Mandi, the Governor paid obeisance at the Holy Shrine of Shri Budha Amarnathji. The Governor, and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, prayed for sustained peace, progress and prosperity in the State. The Governor was accompanied by  Navin Kumar Choudhary, his Principal Secretary.

The Governor was received at Mandi by  Jahangir Mir, MLC,  A. K. Sahu, Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Brig. M. K. Mago, 93 Brigade Commander,  Ashkoor Ahmed Wani, SSP, Poonch, Sarpanches and Panches, senior Civil, Police and Army officers and prominent citizens of the area.

Later, the Governor participated in a function organized by Shaheed Major Rohit Sharma Memorial Society at Mandi. Speaking on the occasion, he lauded the excellent cooperation between the people of the area and the Army. He appreciated the good work being done by the Army on several fronts, particularly under the Sadbhavana Programme and for supplementing the development efforts for the benefit of the people living in the difficult border areas. He added that Mandi-Loran area has tremendous scope for the promotion of tourism which can go a long way in transforming the economy of the region and generating employment avenues. He said that he would address the concerned authorities in regard to the need for improving road connectivity and putting in place tourism infrastructure in the area.

The Governor distributed sewing machines among the widows, destitute women and militancy victims of the area to enable them to earn their livelihood. He also announced a support of rupees one lakh to the Society on this occasion for carrying out its welfare activities.      

 Shamim Ganai, General Secretary of the Society, gave details of the activities of the organization. He thanked the Governor for providing sewing machines and other support to the Society for the welfare of the widows, destitute women and militancy victims. He also presented a number of development related demands of the area.

Dr. Shamim Banday, Member of the Society, gave the Welcome Address and presented a book to the Governor titled “Sericulture, Its Development, Future Vision”, on this occasion.

 Ali Mohammad Mir, Chairman of the Society, and its other functionaries and members were present on the occasion.


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