Vice-Chairman (MoS), State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People of J&K, Sh. Kuldeep Raj Gupta held a press conference at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar on the various issues which he has taken during his joining of the office in order to revive the esteemed Board.
While addressing the media persons, Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that he has conducted many camps to strengthen the people’s causes and the BJP at gross root level. He said that, as a matter of his commitment to the government and party he has managed the awareness programme regarding the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, “Swach Bharat Mission” and other social assistance schemes or pension schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in different schools of district Rajouri and Poonch, and every nook and corner of district Rajouri and Poonch.
Sh. Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that he did took meetings of BJP workers of Anantang and advised them to disseminate the information about the schemes launched by the Prime Minister of India. He tried his level best to inculcate the sense of patriotism and nationalism among all the people he addressed and approach. Every time he held the press conference and media interaction whenever it came to the concern of national and territorial sovereignty. He also told about various achievements and the works he has taken up with different departments.
9 Pahari hostels are running in the state with total intake capacity of 700 and most of the inmates are from the down trodden section. Disbursed scholarship to the deserving Pahari student’s studying in state as well as outside state to the tune of 19.36 cr for the year 2015-16 and 15.70 cr for the year of 2016-17. Took up the matter for grant of ST status for the Pahari speaking people with the PM and apprised him that Pahari speaking people are socially economically and politically backward. Laid foundation stone for construction of boy’s Pahari Hostel Jammu at Bantalab, the estimated cost is 5.46 cores with 33 rooms and intake capacity of 100 having 19 kanals of land on Pahari Advisory Board. Funds to the tune 21 lac have been released for construction of toilet complexes. Increase in diet charges form earlier 50 to 100. Disbursed 2.50 lac discretionary grants to the poor. He thanked BJP working committee for recommending grant of Pahari status to Pahari ethnicity. He took up the matter of grant of ST status to Pahari speaking people with the national security advisor. A book on demography of Pahari speaking people is under process.