G20 event is game changer for J&K: Rana


JAMMU: Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana on Friday described the G20 meet in the Valley as a game changer for Jammu and Kashmir economy, saying the mega event will open up vistas of opportunities for the people of Jammu and Kashmir with its rich potential and ethos getting showcased on global canvas.
“The event will unfold to the world what Jammu and Kashmir is all about, given its scenic splendour and spiritual ambience in both the regions”, Rana said while interacting with deputations and individuals from various walks of life during the BJP’s weekly grievance redressal public hearing a mechanism held on weekly basis– at the BJP headquarters at Trikuta Nagar alongwith Munish Sharma, Prabhari BJYM Parneesh Mahajan Incharge Training Department and Smt. Anju Dogra, BJP State Secretary.
He said the stakeholders, particularly in the wider tourism sector, have a reason to feel elated over the scenic splendor, sports and adventure spots and more importantly pilgrim destinations coming into larger focus. This will give a fillip to the economy, creating interest in investments and generating job opportunities in the process. The other sectors like horticulture, handicrafts besides art and culture will get wider exposure. Such a historic occasion has all the ingredients in making Jammu and Kashmir a shining chapter of India’s growth story, he added.
Rana complimented the people in general and the civil society in particular for becoming integral to the event in terms of participation in various activities for the past few months and giving a facelift to the historic city. This is also the occasion to testify in immense measure the glorious hospitality Jammu and Kashmir is known for the world over, he said, hoping the participants will find their stay memorable all times to come.
Listening to the issues raised by the deputations and the individuals, Rana assured that these will be taken up at appropriate forums for earnest action. He referred to the grievance mechanism put in place by the BJP at various levels and said the platforms available to the people have helped in streamlining the functioning of various wings of the government on the basis of the feedback. This has also helped the BJP to step up its public outreach at all levels, especially at its basic units and Mandals, he maintained.
In all, 63 deputations from different parts of Jammu province and Kashmir province of J&K UT besides individuals highlighted their collective and personal issues.
Later, in an interaction with the media persons, Rana expressed gratitude to Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha for his prompt action over setting up of CUET centres in J&K for convenience of the students.

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