Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Social Welfare and Housing & Urban Development Asiea Naqash said concerted efforts should be made to achieve tangible results on ground to provide better amenities and services to the people.
The Minster made these remarks during her visit to Hazratbal Shrine to take stock progress of developmental works executed by various agencies there. She said the completion of the projects would give a much-needed facelift to the revered Shrine and its adjoining areas. She directed concerned officials to make concerted efforts so that it can become one of the main centers of pilgrimage tourism in the State.
Stressing on meeting the set deadline, the Minister directed the officials to complete the project before winter season. She called upon the officers to properly plan the works and execute them in a time-bound manner. The Minister asked for early completion of landscaping, illumination, ablution spots etc so that the project takes off properly.
The Minister also asked concerned to reach out to the people and sensitize them about the programmes implemented by the Government so that they can avail maximum benefits of these programs. The Minister directed the authorities to ensure cleanliness in and around the premises of shrines and to take care of arrangements and treat devotees with care and utmost professionalism during the religious gatherings.