JAMMU, MAR 13: A joint delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Hotel & Restaurant Association of Katra led by Anil Khaitan, National President, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, met Governor N N Vohra, at Raj Bhavan and apprised him about their views regarding steps needed to be taken to promote tourism in J&K. The delegation suggested wide publicity to potential tourist places in and around Katra, enhanced participation in trade fairs, larger scale celebration of festivals like Navratras, constructing Ghats at Banganga and enhanced health care facilities.
Governor expressed concern over issues of cleanliness and sanitation in Katra town and observed that the owners of hotels in Katra and all other stakeholders should collectively get involved with effective garbage collection, garbage disposal, solid waste management and sewerage treatment for developing Katra as a model town.
The delegation comprised Rakesh Wazir (President Hotel & Restaurant Association), Shyam Lal Kesar (Chairman Hotel & Restaurant Association), Sardari Lal Dubey (Member Shiv Khori Shrine Board), Kuldeep Gupta (Co-Chairman PHDCCI Jammu), Kuldeep Dubey (General Secretary Hotel & Restaurant Association), Ratandeep Anand (Executive Member PHDCCI) and Aditya Vaid (Regional Officer PHDCCI Jammu).
Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra, who is also the Chancellor of Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu, has congratulated Dr Pradeep K Sharma, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-J and his colleagues for the University securing 2nd position among 73 State Farm Universities in the country, consequent to its students securing 8 Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences Post-Graduate scholarships during Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s AIEEA-PG-2017 online counseling.
Relevant to mention that Indian Council of Agricultural Research has introduced four programme-category-based awards: (i) Agricultural Sciences (ii) Horticulture & Forestry (iii) Engineering and Technology (iv) Veterinary & Fisheries Sciences for the Agricultural Universities of the country.
The Governor has wished high success to the students, who have won scholarships in all their future endeavours and urged the University to continue striving for achieving the highest standards of excellence in teaching and learning.