A special forum bringing Leh and Kargil together to discuss the issues of the region.
R K Mathur, LG Ladakh brought the twin district Leh and Kargil on one platform and discussed developmental issues and aspirations of both the districts on November 30 at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra Leh.
Elected representatives including Hill Council members, Presidents of Municipal Committees, BDC Chairmen, Sarpanches of Leh and Kargil districts of UT Ladakh were present.
R K Mathur expressed his gratitude for overwhelming participation in the conference and appreciated the women representatives for raising relevant issues and their suggestions. He said that the meeting aims to kick off the action on important government decisions at district, block and panchayat levels. More importantly, it was to try and evolve a common and broad vision to thrash out appropriate developmental schemes for Ladakh at a time when scope, funds, and society are all set to work towards new Ladakh taking everybody along.
He urged to set aside any feeling about comparison between Leh and Kargil, as the government led by PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is non-discriminatory and focuses purely on fulfilling the needs of both the districts. He said that they are committed to take every individual of Ladakh along giving them equal opportunity to contribute to the growth of this country as a nation.
Both the chairmen of the Hill Council Leh and Kargil, Gyal P Wangyal and Feroz Ahmed Khan, MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Advisor to LG Umang Narula, Commissioner Secretary Ladakh Rigzin Samphel, and Divisional Commissioner Saugat Biswas also spoke on the occasion.
Directors and District officers detailed the functions, structure, and schemes of Rural Development, Education, Health, Agriculture, Industries and Commerce, Power departments and others.