Provincial president of National Conference, Devender Singh Rana on Friday stressed on the crucial role of people engaged with trade, commerce and industry in the overall growth of the Jammu city, which has achieved the distinction of being a premier tourism and pilgrim centre in north India.
Addressing the office-bearers of newly-constituted trade and industry wing of the National Conference at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, Rana said apart from carving out opportunities of employment and enhancing growth, the industry and trade has to ensure greater consumer satisfaction.
He said the National Conference was aware of the problems confronting trade and commerce and said every effort is being made to put in place necessary infrastructural facilities required in a city like Jammu that has been destination for millions of pilgrims, thousands of tourists and continuous inflow of floating population from peripheries in pursuit of greener pastures.
Rana hoped that the trade and industry will maintain its tradition of being consumer friendly and hospitable towards incoming tourists and pilgrims. "Maintaining grandeur of the gateway of tourists to Kashmir and pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi and Shri Amarnathji is responsibility of one and all," he maintained.
While Vijay Gupta, who is president, Kanak Mandi Association, will be the president of the new wing, Abhinandan Singh Sachdeva of SAS Industries, Gangyal, has been appointed as senior vice-president, industry; Mohinder Singh of Chand Finance, Nehru Market, as senior vice-president, trade; Sahil Malhotra of Highland Fashions, Raghunath Bazaar, secretary.