Jammu May 29 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust (GDCT) here today. Expressing hope that the newly-inaugurated centre will help in preserving and promoting the culture of the community, Gandhi promised to provide help to the members of the trust in such ventures.
She assured them that the Centre would initiate schemes for uplift of the nomadic community.
Gandhi, who arrived here this morning, was received by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and state Pradesh Congress Committee chief Saif-uddin-Soz.
The purpose of establishing GDCT was to deal effectively with backwardness and socio-economic deprivation of the Gujjar community.
The centre is mandated to formulate programmes and policies and creating a wave of awareness among the members of the community to become active agents of their own socio-economic reformation.
The huge structure has come up at an estimated cost of Rs ten crores.
The centre has already made its place in tourism map of the state and this will help other people of the country to know about the rich culture and heritage of Gujjars. (ANI)