Army Commander, DG NIA, others meet LG

Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, DG NIA, SBI GM and UNICEF members calling on Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu at Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Tuesday.

Jammu: Army Commander, Northern Command, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh and Yogesh Chander Modi, Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA) and others on Tuesday met Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.
It was Northern Army Commander’s farewell meeting with the Lt Governor before relinquishing his command.
The Lt Governor expressed appreciation for the sincerity and devotion with which Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh has carried out his responsibilities and presented a farewell memento to him.
Modi, DG NIA briefed the Lt Governor about important issues relating to the internal security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor advised close surveillance on all fronts to meet the security challenges for ensuring safety and security of the people.
Meanwhile Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Country Representative, India today also met Lieutenant Governor.
Dr. Haque and the Lt Governor talked about the Country programme of UNICEF and their execution in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the advancement of rights and development of children, adolescents and women; promoting primary education, gender equality and women empowerment; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health; combating deadly diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability and increasing public awareness in this regard.
The Lt Governor highlighted the achievements of J&K in these areas and the steps being taken by the J&K Administration to meet the obligations enumerated in the UNICEF Charter. He assured UT Government’s full cooperation in effective implementation of public welfare programmes of the UNICEF.
Binod Kumar Mishra, General Manager, State Bank of India (SBI), Chandigarh Circle also called on the Lieutenant Governor and briefed him about SBI’s functioning in providing reliable banking services to its customers in J&K.
The Lt Governor observed that the entire banking sector has a key role to play towards promoting economic growth and overall development of the country.