Girish Chandra Murmu arrives in Srinagar to take over as 1st LG of J&K
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 Senior IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who will be the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, arrived on Wednesday to take charge of the new responsibility on Thursday. He will be administered the oath of office by J&K High Court's Chief Justice Gita Mittal in Srinagar.
GC Murmu took charge as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on August 08. GC Murmu paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar at CAG office. He had stepped down as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on August 06.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to GC Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. GC Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Murmu stepped down as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present during the event.
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was on Friday was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory. The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan. "August 5 is a very important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. After years of isolation, Jammu and Kashmir joined the national mainstream. I have been told that many works that could not be completed in years have been completed in the past one year," Sinha told reporters after taking oath. "I want to accelerate that development," he added. Sinha succeeds former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday.
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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has organized a fitness camp for sportspersons in Srinagar. The camp has been organized in the amid COVID-19 pandemic with precautions, to get sportspersons back in shape. CRPF has provided basic facilities and infrastructure for the camp. The 21-day camp has been organized with collaboration of an NGO 'Sunrise in Kashmir'. "Due to COVID-19 pandemic we all were staying at home and didn't have any platform for practice. The indoor stadium has also been transfer into COVID facility. We didn't have any equipment to practice, the camp is beneficial for ours physical and mental fitness too," said Munaza Gazi, a Wushu player. "CRPF's Srinagar sector has helped us a lot. We didn't have resources to organize the camp. So they helped us in every possible way," said Afreen Hyder, member of 'Sunrise in Kashmir' NGO. CRPF aims to channelize youth towards sports in the Valley.
Jammu and Kashmir administration is gearing up to revive the tourism sector of the Union Territory which was hit by the lockdown last year and the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Prominent tourism players of Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) gathered during the annual general meeting (AGM) to discuss the revival of the crucial sector. Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A followed by the pandemic had affected the tourism adversely. The aim is to retain the glory of this prime sector which provides employment to lakhs of people in the Valley. The Tourism Department also organised water sports and Shikara racing on Dal Lake to promote tourism and invite tourists to visit the beautiful Kashmir.