The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved constitution of a committee headed by Financial Commissioner, Finance to examine and work out the modalities for kick-starting recreational programmes in Government/hired auditoriums in various districts of the State and also to suggest a road map for the purpose.
The other Committee members include Director General of Police, J&K, Commissioner/Secretary, Information Department, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Secretary, Higher Education Department, Secretary, Culture Department and Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. Besides two to three eminent persons of the State, associated with making/screening of movies, to be nominated by the Department of Culture will also be included as members. Director, Information J&K will be the Member Secretary of the Committee. The Committee shall submit its recommendations and road map for meeting requirements and way forward, within a period of one month.
Pertinent to mention here is that presently recreational and entertainment facilities are available in parts of Jammu division only. Such facilities are rudimentary in Kashmir division; consequent to which people can’t go along with their families and friends for recreational and entertainment purposes.
In order to provide a source of recreation and entertainment to the general masses in uncovered districts, Government has decided to utilize the Government/hired auditoriums available in these districts for the purpose.