JAMMU, FEBRUARY 19: A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Panch Association called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The delegation led by its President, Sh. Ashok Jasrotia projected various issues and demands of Panches pertaining to the distribution of Panchayat funds, conducting a monthly meeting of the Administration with Panches for better synergy between the two, training in IMPA and refresher courses in other States etc.
Meanwhile, a joint delegation of Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Society, Paddar and Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association called on the Lt Governor and apprised him of their concerning issues.
The delegation of Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Society, Paddar headed by its General Secretary, Dr. Nawang Tundup projected demands related to ST benefits to Bot tribe of Paddar, strengthening of road , electricity, mobile and fresh water connectivity to all 16 Buddhist villages ,construction of Paddar-Zansker Road, regularization of Sowa-Rigpa Medical Practitioners , appointment of nodal officer for ST Bot Tribal people , education reservation, nomination in Political institutions, accommodations facilities to students of ST Bot at Kishtwar and Jammu, inclusion of ancient Gompas in archaeological sites etc.
The delegation of Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association led by its President, Lama Chosphel Zotpa submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to preservation of religious cultural heritage, promotion of local language Bhoti, safeguarding Buddhist community unique ecology and its traditional culture and language, construction of link roads from Kishtwar to Padum, Zanskar via Omasila, Buddhist department in Jammu University etc.
While interacting with the members of the delegations, the Lt Governor assured that the genuine issues projected by them would be taken up for examination and early redressal. He observed that the Government is committed to fulfill the developmental aspirations of the people of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with special focus on the development of rural and remote areas.