Guv apprised of steps needed to promote tourism in state

Guv apprised of steps needed to promote tourism in state

Guv apprised of steps needed to promote tourism in state

By / India / Wednesday, 14 March 2018 07:25

A joint delegation of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Katra led by met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan and apprised him about the steps needed to be taken to promote tourism in J&K.

The delegation was led by Anil Khaitan, national president PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The delegation suggested wide publicity to potential tourist places in and around Katra, enhanced participation in trade fairs, large-scale celebration of festivals such as Navratras, constructing ghats at Banganga and enhanced healthcare facilities.

The Governor expressed concern over the issues of cleanliness and sanitation in Katra town and observed that the owners of a large number of hotels in Katra and allother stakeholders should collectively get involved with effective garbage collection, garbage disposal, solid waste management and sewage treatment.

The delegation comprised Hotel and Restaurant Association of Katra president Rakesh Wazir, chairman Shyam Lal Kesar, general secretary Kuldeep Dubey; Shiv Khori Shrine Board member Sardari Lal Dubey; PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry co-chairman Kuldeep Gupta, executive member Ratandeep Anand and regional officer (Jammu) Saditya Vaid.

Balwant Thakur, Regional Director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), J&K, and Natrang director, called on Governor NN Vohra here today.

Thakur apprised Vohra about the recent activities undertaken by the ICCR, regional branch, Jammu, and the dramatic performances staged by the Natrang group with focus on the preservation and promotion of the traditional art forms of the Jammu region.

Complimenting Thakur for his continuing contribution towards strengthening theatre activities in the state, the Governor pointed to the usefulness of enlarging the performance of street plays, which disseminate powerful social messages and highlight the problems of the common masses.

Vohra briefed on public welfare measures

Amitabh Mattoo, Adviser to the Chief Minister, also met the Governor and briefed him about the initiatives underway, on various fronts, for advancing the interests of the people and the state.

The Governor discussed with Mattoo the need for well-planned efforts being made to nurture the aspirations of the youth and stressed the crucial importance of safeguarding the functioning of educational institutions at all levels and ensuring against the academic careers of students being wasted by unrest and disorder.


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