Anantnag: Minister for Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Haj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri Saturday directed the officers of the district administration to make proper arrangements for the devotees on the ensuing auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Meraj.
The Minister said this while chairing a meeting to review the arrangements for the pious occasion in Anantnag.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Younis Ahmed Malik, SSP Altaf Ahmed Khan, Superintending Engineer R&B Sami Arif and officers of PDD, PHE, Urban Local Bodies, Animal Husbandry, FS&CA, ACRs, SDMs and Tehsildars of the district.
The representatives of Shrine Committees of Kaba Marg shrine, Khiram dargah, Seer Hamdan shrine, Hazrat Reshi sahib also attended the meeting.
The Minister directed the officers of Power Development Department to ensure uninterrupted power supply at all the shrine and asked them to make arrangements of diesel gensets for proper illumination of shrine and its vicinity.
He directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure adequate supply of essentials besides providing additional quota of rice, sugar and kerosene to the residents. He also asked for provision of clean drinking water for the devotees on the auspicious day in the shrines.
Veeri directed CMO to setup health camps at these shrines, besides making the availability of ambulances with medical staff. He directed the officers to maintain cleanliness in and around the shrines by conducting special cleanliness drive besides keeping fire tenders stationed near shrines.
The Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to setup coordination teams in every area headed by concerned SDMs and officers of concerned departments as members.
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash also convened a meeting here to review the arrangements put in place for the forthcoming Shab-i-Me’raj and Baisakhi festivals.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bashir Ahmad Bhat, SE PHE besides senior officers from FCS&CA, R&B, PHE, PDD, RDD, Forest, Municipal Committee, Transport and Fire Emergency services, Police and a deputation of Sikh community.
On the occasion, the DC stressed upon the officers to ensure availability of all essentials during the festive occasions. He said that all necessary arrangements should be made in advance so that the people do not face any inconvenience.
Meanwhile, Municipal committee and PDD were asked to ensure that the repair, wherever necessary, of street lights on the roads leading to Shrines and Gurdawaras in the district. He directed the concerned to ensure cleanliness in and around both the festival main venues. He also exhorted upon health department to facilitate first aid facilities at the places where large congregations are expected.