Farooq Shah accorded farewell
Lone takes over as DC Anantnag
GK NEWS NETWORK
Islamabad (Anantnag), Mar 20: A grand farewell was accorded to Farooq Ahmad Shah, who recently assumed the charge of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, after serving on the same post in this south Kashmir district.
Former Director Agriculture Farooq Ahmad Lone was also accorded warm welcome as he assumed the charge of Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag).
Appreciating the stint of Farooq Ahmad Shah as Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, speakers said that he had shown dynamic leadership and administrative skills in handling the matters of the district, even at the times of crises.
The speakers also hailed Shah for various developmental works he carried during his brief stint in the district and his special emphasis on health and education sector.
Shah in his address said that that as the administrator once should always devote himself in serving the people.
“People here don’t approach us for seeking jobs but for redressing their grievances which range from providing them potable water, proper power supply, proper road network, better health and education facilities. They have lot of expectations as administrations it is our duty to mitigate their problems,” said Shah.
He emphasized that an administrator should also ensure timely delivery of services to public.
“Working as Deputy Commissioner in Anantnag was a huge challenge but by the grace of Almighty, the cooperation of people and the support of my dedicated team of officials particularly Additional Deputy Commissioner ( ADC), Ghulam Muhammad Dar I tried my level best to make this district as the role model,” said Shah.
He said that he always laid special emphasis on health and education and tried his best to streamline the two sectors in the district.
“Anantnag also called the land of unlimited springs has an historical importance has a tremendous potential in tourism in general and pilgrim tourism in particular and I during my tenure tried to explore them to its fullest,” said Shah.
He said the district has a tremendous potential in agriculture and horticulture for it is called the rice bowl of the Valley, so special attention was given to this key sector.
Shah said that district administration worked towards eco-friendly development of all the famous tourist destinations of the district including; Pahalagam, Achabal, Kokernag, Chatapal, Daksum and Verinag so as to attract major chunk of tourists towards this place and also tried to restore the glory of the springs. “Special attention was also given to the pilgrim places like Aishmuqam and Mattan,” said he.
He appreciated the efforts of police, CRPF and Army for rendering him full cooperation in maintaining law and order and peace in the district.
Shah also termed former Director Agriculture and present DC, Islamabad, Farooq Ahmad Lone as dedicated officer and hoped that he will be equally successful as DC and lead the district towards progress and prosperity.
Speaking on the occasion, DC, Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Lone said that taking over the charge from Shah would be a huge challenge for me. “It is always going to be a challenge to take over from Shah but I will try my beat to step into his shoes and make this district a role model in real terms”.
He said that besides education and health special attention will be laid towards Agriculture, Horticulture and its allied sectors. Lone earlier was accorded a warm welcome as he assumed the charge of Deputy Commissioner.
The function organized by the district administration to bid farewell to Farooq Shah and to welcome Farooq Lone among the speakers included Additional Deputy Commissioner( ADC), Ghulam Ahmad Dar, Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Nisar Ahmad Wani , DIG (South Kashmir) Vijay Kumar, SSP (Anantnag), RK Jalla, officials from Army, CRPF besides civil society and people from different walks of life.
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