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Several deputations across J&K met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and shared their problems with her. The deputations came from different walks of life who sought intervention of the Chief Minister in addressing their grievances and fulfilling demands of their respective areas.
A deputation from Ramban and Kastigarh demanded completion of work on Basantgarh road. They also demanded safety measures to be taken at Bhagliar project site besides operationalization of PHC Kastigarh and release of pending drought relief of 2014 in favour of remaining panchayats in the district.
A joint group of students from Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar and Government Women’s College Nawakadal also met her and wished her on the New Year. They presented to the Chief Minister some of the products made by them under ‘Skill Enhancement of Students’.
Mehbooba Mufti asked them about their curricular activities and advised them to take some time out for extracurricular activities like sports and vocational courses which in the long run would also facilitate them in career choosing and job selection.
A deputation of candidates under SRO-43 category demanded early settlement of their cases. A similar deputation of aspirants for employment under PM package demanded completion of selection process for the posts advertised for them. A deputation from Athwajan, Srinagar demanded considerate resolution of their problems.
A deputation of Raghunath Bazar Business Association brought several suggestions into the notice of the Chief Minister for the beautification and tourist attraction of the market. Another deputation of migrant Pandits demanded strict enforcement of Distress Sales Act in the State.
A deputation of Sikhs led by MLC, Charanjit Singh Khalsa demanded appointment of Punjabi teachers and regular teaching of the language at schools besides putting up other community issues.
A joint deputation of several trade unions demanded resolution of problems of daily and contractual labourers. A deputation of legislators from Ladakh also met the Chief Minister and put up their demands.
The Chief Minister listened to the demands of the deputationists and assured them of appropriate action.
Later, the joint delegation of Students of Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, led by their Principal Dr Kiran Bakshi, and Government Degree College Nawakadal, led by Dr Bilqees, Associate Professor, Department of Education, called on Governor N N Vohra and Mrs Usha Vohra, First Lady, at the Raj Bhavan here today. The students, Ms Zilmil Maingi, Ms Tanvi Jain of GCW Gandhi Nagar; and Ms Tabassum and Ms Khalida of GDC Nawakadal, and their Principals extended New Year greetings to the Governor and the First Lady and presented to them products made by them under the ‘Skill Enhancement of Students’ initiative which has been started in Government Degree Colleges of the State.
Governor and the First Lady lauded efforts of the GCW Gandhinagar students for setting up of a Florist Shop, undertake Mushroom Cultivation and produce fresh handmade chocolates and the GDC Nawakadal girls to start producing Papier Machie items. They appreciated their products which are being sold at outlets established in the premises of the two Colleges.
The Governor advised the students to work hard for upgrading their skills and the quality of their products so that they succeed in establishing their own brands which are locally popular. The Governor observed that the initiative of Startup India has been launched with the objective of providing opportunities to the budding entrepreneurs for innovation and development of new products, processes and services. He advised the accompanying Faculty to see that the maximum number of their girl students benefit from this scheme and become self-employed besides creating employment.