Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Green Belt Park dedicated to public

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that the Super Speciality Hospital Jammu would be dedicated to the people in next couple of months offering much required specialized services to the people of the region.

Speaking at the inauguration of one-kilometre long Indira Gandhi Green Belt Park at Housing Colony, Channi Himmat, here today, Union Minister reiterated Central Government's commitment to make the specialized health services available to the people of every part of the country.

Listing various health projects taken up in the State, he said that Centre has sanctioned Rs 100 crore for establishment of two maternity hospitals, one each in Jammu and Srinagar. He said that the projects are under progress and likely to be completed within one year.

Earlier dedicating the newly developed park to the people, Mr Azad advised the people to utilize their spare time for exercise and walks utilizing the recreational parks developed by the Government across cities and towns for their well being.

Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Public Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla, Minister for Technical and Medical Education, Rajinder Singh Chib, Minister for Tourism Nawang Rigzin Jora, Member Parliament Ch. Lal Singh, Minister of State for Power Shabir Ahmed Khan, Minister of State for Haj and Auqaf Aajaz Ahmed Khan, MLAs Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Abdul Majid Wani, G M Saroori, Vikar Rasool and MLCs Naresh Kumar Gupta and Jahangir Mir, besides senior officers of Housing Board, JMC, Revenue, Floriculture including people in large numbers were present on the occasion.

Mr. Azad said sedentary life style was the major cause for ill health and daily exercise in the open spaces is the only solution to keep maladies like fat, diabetics, hyper tension and heart ailment at bay. He asked the Housing and Urban Department Ministry to develop open spaces available in the localities, canal embankments or nallahs as pathways so that the morning and evening walkers could enjoy their spare time there.

In his address, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said that Government has geared up officers for retrieving State land from the land grabbers. He said Government has prepared a comprehensive plan to utilize retrieved land at various places for the construction of social infrastructure and Government assets.

He said that with the inauguration of Indira Gandhi Green Belt Park, the long pending demand of Channi Himmat people has been fulfilled. He said first phase of 1-km long recreational park has been developed with illumination, seating, irrigation, drinking water and pathway facilities and remaining part is under progress and would be soon be dedicated to Jammuities.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhalla said that for facilitating the pilgrims and tourists at Bahu Fort area, the Government has created modern line wayside facilities like recreational garden, aquarium, balidan stumb, landscaping, view points, tug shop, toilet blocks, fencing, illumination, drinking water besides construction of darshani deodi near Kalika colony.

Meanwhile, Mr Azad visited Sainik Colony Ward No. 70. The interaction session with the residents of Sainik Colony organised by Namrta Sharma, Congress leader and ex-corporator of the area.

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