Srinagar: Twenty employees of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) were handed over presidential medals for their meritorious services in Kashmir.
In a statement, a spokesperson said that awards were given by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir division, Rohit Kansal, during Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar’s Bakshi Stadium after the awards were conferred on them by President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
“These awards are recognition of the outstanding zeal of SMC employees and their high quality services,” said SMC Commissioner Dr G N Qasba.
The spokesperson said that the presidential Awards included 14 silver and six bronze awards for exceptional work of supervisors and enumerators during the census of India 2011.
Those conferred upon with awards include SMC secretary Hilal Ahmad Deewani, Chief Sanitation Officer Manzoor Ahmad Taray, Estates Officer Issar Ahmad Khan, Ward Officer Nazir Ahmad Baba and GIS engineer civil Altaf Hussain, the spokesperson said.
“Retired chief enforcement officer Hakim Ejaz Ali was also awarded for his services besides a number of enumerators,” the statement added.
The spokesperson said SMC employees’ union president Nazir Khan hailed the SMC officials on the occasion.