Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today laid foundation stones of 2 Sulabh Toilet Complexes at Airport Road Satwari and Narwal Chowk Jammu.MLC, Vikram Randhawa was also present on the occasion.These public conveniences would be constructed at a cost a total cost of Rs 21 lakh (Rs 10.50 lakh each) by the Jammu Municipality Corporation under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). The facilities were need of the hour in the area in view of the thick movement of commoners. The facilities are available for both males and females.Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said that the complexes have been constructed as a part of the National Swachh Bharat Mission launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that it is endeavor of the Government to construct more than 100 such Sulabh Toilet Complexes in the vicinities of urban areas across the state within next three months to ensure public conveniences to the people. The objective of these facilities is to ensure sanitized and clean surroundings and atmosphere all around, said the Minister.Earlier, the Speaker also called on the Sikh pilgrims, who returned from Pakistan after performing the pilgrimage on the occasion of Baisakhi at religious places there.
He welcomed them and congratulated for their safe journey and performing the pilgrimage at the historic places of Sikh Gurus in Pakistan.On the occasion, the management of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee shared their experience during their pilgrimage to Pakistan and highlighted some demands like enhancement of existing quota from Jammu and Kashmir State to facilitate maximum number of devotees to have opportunities to visit to these historic religious places for performing pilgrimage.The Speaker assured to take up the demands with the appropriate authorities in the Centre Government and try to get the issues resolved.Later, the Speaker also attended a function at BDO office, Gadhi Garh in which the Prime Minister of India has launched Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on National Panchayat Raj Day in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh.Block Development Officer, Satwari Shahid Iqbal Mughal, Secretary, Panchayat halqa Gadhi Garh, Rajesh Gupta, Ex Sarpanch, Vijay Sharma, a large number of students and prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.