Srinagar: Tasaduq Jeelani Monday took over as Director Tourism Kashmir in presence of outgoing Director Tourism Mahmood A Shah who welcomed him to the department.
Tasaduq Jeelani comes with a vast experience in the administration having earlier worked as Director Information, DDC Anantnag, Director Rural Development Department, Director Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Director Estates.
The employees of the Estate Department also accompanied Tasaduq Jeelani to the Tourism department where the employees of the Department of Tourism welcomed him.
Tasaduq Jeelani also convened a brief introductory meeting with the officers and other employees of the tourism department and urged them to work with zeal and zest.
While interacting with employees of the Tourism Department, Tasaduq Jeelani mentioned that tourism sector is the face of the state and the department along with stakeholders should ensure that the tourists visiting Kashmir leaves with happy memories so that the visitors become the ambassador of the state.
Deputy Director Tourism Kashmir Massarat Hashim, Deputy Director Registration Waseem Raja, Deputy Director Publicity Riyaz Ahmad Shah, Deputy Director M&W Abdul Qayoom Kirmani, the assistant directors and In-charges of various tourism destinations were also present on the occasion.