SRINAGAR: Renowned Film-Maker, Kabeer Kaushik on Sunday called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan.
The film-maker discussed with the Lt Governor about various issues pertaining to the promotion of film-related activities in J&K. He also briefed the Lt Governor about his upcoming project and expressed his desire of shooting his next film venture in the UT.
The Lt Governor observed that the film-makers from across the world are welcomed to capture the aesthetic beauty of J&K.
With a comprehensive Film Policy and easing the processes and procedures, the J&K Government is taking effective measures to strengthen the connection between the UT and the film industry, and making J&K the most favourite film shooting destination worldwide, said the Lt Governor.
The filmmaker was accompanied by senior Journalist, Aditya Raj Kaul.
General Officer Commanding (GoC) 15 Corps, Lieutenant General, D.P Pandey, also called on the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.
The GoC briefed the Lt Governor about recent internal security developments and the prevailing security scenario in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. They also discussed various important issues related to security management in J&K.
The Lt Governor stressed on the high importance of maintaining close and effective synergy between the Army and other Security Forces and advised for heightened surveillance on all fronts to meet the security challenges in J&K.
He also lauded the Army’s role in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of J&K.
Professional Cyclist, Adil Teli, from Narbal Budgam, also called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.
Adil Teli has recently cycled 3600-kms from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in just 8 days.
The Lt Governor congratulated Adil on his achievement and observed that the feat is not only going to motivate the youth in the UT but across the whole country.
The Lt Governor noted that the government is taking several initiatives for up gradation of sports infrastructure through which different platforms and facilities have also been made available for promoting Sports in J&K.
A 12 member delegation led by Chairman Block Development Council (BDC), Uri, Rafiq Ahmad Balot also called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.
The delegation submitted a memorandum of issues and demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to welfare and development of Gujjar Community in the area.
Similarly, former MLA, Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar met the Lt Governor and projected several developmental issues of Ganderbal area pertaining to timely completion of work on Pandach -Beehama Road widening approved under CRF, improvements in the roads leading to the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, particularly the Zakura-Baltal axis, up-gradation of schools and work on ongoing power projects in Ganderbal.
Later, Former Journalist and senior BJP leader, Khalid Jehangir also met the Lieutenant Governor and projected various developmental and other issues of public importance.
The Lt Governor while interacting with the members of the delegations assured that all the genuine demands would be looked into earnestly for their redressal on merit.
The UT government is making committed efforts towards ensuring equitable development of all the sections and regions, and the results are visible on the ground, he observed.
The Lt Governor urged them to continue their endeavours for promoting public welfare on all fronts.
Meanwhile, the Director National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal called on the Lt Governor and briefed about the functioning of the College.
The Lt Governor asked the Director to take all requisite measures to nurture the students with professional excellence, besides making them ready to take on global challenges and serve the society with high human values.