DSS calls for ending practice of annual Darbar move



JAMMU: Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) has again once called for bringing practice of annual Darbar move to an end. DSS President, Th Gulchain Singh Charak after chairing a meeting of the Central Working Committee held here on Monday, said that it is essential for providing uninterrupted governance to both the regions of the Union Territory on a round the year basis and to provide relief from problems faced by people for six months every year.
Charak thanked the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for his intervention which has resulted in quickening of ongoing works of conservation of Mubarak Mandi Complex. He, however, expressed concern about delay in strengthening of slopes on the Tawi side of the complex, which needs to be taken up urgently to avoid any mishap during ensuing monsoons.
He further demanded that Jammu Festival which is held on 13th April, needs to be organised on a grand scale, as was being done originally, and needs to showcase the culture of region by engaging local artists instead of spending lakhs on artists from outside the Union Territory. He further announced that the Dogra Sadar Sabha proposes to organise a festival during Baisakhi this year based on local folk songs and dances, to give tourists a feel of Dogra culture.
Charak also called upon all citizens and other social and commercial organizations of Jammu including political parties, who are concerned about the welfare of the people of the region, to come together to work for the interest of Jammu, rising above party lines, so that interests and dignity of the region can be protected.
Others present in the meeting included Col Karan Singh Jamwal (Retd), Prem Sagar Gupta, Brig M S Jamwal (Retd), Ajay Khajuria, Janak Khajuria, Santosh Magotra, Hakumat Singh, Kulbir Singh, R S Manhas , Chhankar Singh, Raghubir Singh, Balwant Saini, Sat Paul, Bharat Bhushan Talwar, Rakesh Dogra, Madan Rangeela, Narinder Singh Jamwal, Onkar Nath Sharma, Rajinder Gupta, Shankar Singh, Balkar Singh and Madan Singh.