CM Mehbooba Mufti hosts Iftaar in Jammu
Hundreds of people on Thursday attended the Iftaar hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at her official residence in Jammu.
A host of dignitaries including Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Minister of State for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Power, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Members of Parliament, Legislators, leaders of various political parties, Vice-Chancellors, top army and police officers, officers of civil administration, besides members of the media fraternity, representatives of business and trade community, and prominent citizens of Jammu and civil society representatives participated in the Iftaar.
On the initiative of the Chief Minister, women officers of Jammu region were specially invited for the Iftaar.
Special arrangements were made for the invitees to offer Maghrib prayers in the lawns of the official residence of the Chief Minister, said an official spokesman.
The participants prayed for peace and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Pawan Kotwal and Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Dr Simrandeep Singh were also present.
Earlier, a number of deputations called on the Chief Minister and brought to her notice their grievances, demands and developmental issues of the concerned areas.
A deputation of Tourism Federation of Jammu sought Chief Minister's intervention in facilitating early commissioning of the integrated sewerage treatment plant for old Jammu city which has been constructed by the Government of India subsidiary, NBCC at a cost of Rs 130 crore and was slated for commissioning in January 2015.
They also demanded connecting of all the small hotels of old Jammu city with this integrated STP.
Another delegation of Media Federation of India (MFI) also called on the Chief Minister and sought her intervention in resolving various issues related to media in the State.
Besides, several individuals and civil society representatives also called on the Chief Minister and apprised her of their individual and collective problems and grievances.
The Chief Minister assured the deputations that the issues flagged by them would be taken up for redress at the appropriate levels in the Government.
She said the government is alive to the people's problems and necessary measures are already afoot to upgrade basic amenities and ensure prompt public service delivery.