Jammu, 06 May: MLC and Trustee J&K Dharmarth Trust, Vikramaditya Singh took an extensive three day tour of the Chenab region starting with Bhaderwah. Enroute driving to Bhaderwah the MLC also had two unscheduled stops at tea stalls where locals gathered for a ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ session with the representative. At Bhaderwah he paid respects at the holy shrines of Vasuki Nag temple, Gatha temple, Ganesh Ji temple and the Gupt Ganga temple. PDP leaders Mahinder Kotwal, Satpal Charak,Thakur Yudhveer Singh, Kewal Kotwal and other met the MLC and appraised him of public concerns. Vikramaditya also had a long meeting with the CEO of Bhaderwah Development Authority to understand pending and ongoing developmental works being undertaken by him. Representatives of Sanathan Dharm Sabha and other religious bodies also called on the MLC to discuss modalities of the Kailash Yatra. The Secretary J&K Dharmarth Trust, Shashi Khajuria also accompanied the MLC on the tour.
Enroute to Kishtwar at Inderwal Thatri, Vikramaditya was greeted by Abdul Majid Bhatt, Talib Hussain, Abdul Rehman Kashmiri and other workers. He then visited Mata Sarthal Devi Shrine where he was greeted by members of all communities. After performing puja the MLC took a meeting of the management committee of The Sarthal Devi Trust. Vikramaditya addressed concerns raised by local citizens with regard to hurdles faced and facilities required by the pilgrims at the holy shrine. He assured the committee that matters related to road connectivity, water supply and sanitation will be taken up with the concerned authorities at the highest level. At Kishtwar Vikramaditya Singh was greeted by MLC Firdous Tak, former MLC Syed Asghar Ali, PDP District President Nasir Sheikh, Vice President Zafar Hussain, State Secretary Youth Umar Malik, Sheikh Abdul Latif, Nasir Bagwan and others.
Vikramaditya kept up the family tradition started by his father MP Dr. Karan Singh, by visiting both the holy shrines of Shah Mohd. Farid ud-din Baghdadi (Asthan Bala) and Shah Asrar ud-din wali (Asthan Pain), and seeking blessings for his family and for the people of the Chenab region. Enroute to Gauri Shanker temple the MLC stopped to spend time with the children of Ashiana Orphanage, sharing sweets and tea with them. At Gauri Shanker temple he met with local community members and performed puja with the Mahant Ji. Vikramaditya Singh assured the public that he will continue to visit and take up development issues pertaining to all three districts of the Chenab region that have not got due attention by successive governments.