Minister of State for Finance & Information Technology, Mr. Pawan Kumar Gupta today visited Jagriti old age home, Udhampur and attended a function regarding celebration of Dhanwantri day here.Mr Gupta was the chief guest and DIG Udhampur- Reasi range Surinder Gupta was the guest of honour on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Minister appreciated the efforts of the President, old age home for organizing the function and spreading awareness among the people on the importance of Dhanwantri day celebrations. Terming the senior citizens an important part of society, Mr. Gupta said that we have to respect our elders and show them love and affection they so richly deserve.
The Minister on the occasion also highlighted the various developmental initiatives launched by the government in the district. He also appreciated the selfless services of President Jagriti Oldage, Dr. R.C. Nagar for helping the deprived and downtrodden people.While responding to the demands and problems faced by the Jagriti management committee and locals of the area, Mr. Gupta assured them that all genuine demands shall be addressed.DIG Udhampur- Reasi Range, Mr Surinder Gupta also spoke on the importance of Dhanwantri day celebrations and appreciated the efforts of old age home for organizing such programmes, urging them to organize such programmes in future also. On the occasion, Dr Makhan, Dr T R Gupta and Dr Hirdyanath were honored by the Minister for excellent service to the people in the medical profession.Among others, SSP Udhampur Suleman Choudhary, DSWO Rachna Sharma, prominent citizens and people of the area were also present on the occasion.