Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 12: Obsessed with self-promotion, Minister for health and medical education is spending public money on raising his hoardings and cut outs in and around health institutions of the state, especially in Jammu region, throwing the austerity norms to winds.
Enter any health institute of the state, one will be amused to see life size hoardings of health minister. "A life size hoarding carrying messages about anything is unnecessarily bearing photo of health minister, which invokes a feeling that such hoardings have been installed for the personal promotion of the minister," said sources in the health department, adding that these days a life size hoarding of minister is installed on all important points, carrying message about health and sports.
Sources said that the state is blessed with highly talented people, spanning from actors, sports persons, academicians and even doctors and experts, but every time health minister has to appear on hoardings, which makes it evident that such hoardings are merely personal promotion initiatives.
"In the newly installed hoarding, the health minister is shown in sports kit, wearing football uniform with a message about health and sports," said sources, adding that one should ask concerned minister why don't they give opportunity to the young and talented players to appear on such hoardings.
They said, "had an outstanding football player been given chance to appear on the hoarding, it would have disseminated the message in a more effective manner.