Governor appreciates departments, security forces for successful Yatra

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SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), recorded high appreciation of the co-ordinated effort made by the various concerned State Government departments and agencies, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, J&K Police, Shrine Board and all local stakeholders for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra-2018. Governor was addressing the Post-Yatra Review Meeting – 2018 which was followed by a felicitation function at SKICC, here today. He also thanked the people of the Valley, particularly of Anantnag and Ganderbal districts, for their strong support and wholehearted participation in this seasonal pilgrimage.
Governor observed that improved arrangements had been made on ground this year and commended the efforts made by every stakeholder involved in organizing the Yatra 2018.
Governor observed that the Yatra Review Meeting which is convened every year, immediately after the culmination of the Yatra, provides feedback and suggestions for improving different elements of the Yatra and sets the agenda for better management of the ensuing year’s pilgrimage.
On the basis of the feedback received from the Camp Directors and other agencies, Governor asked Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shrine Board, to initiate action to action to prepare Camp-wise and route-wise Action Plans for Yatra 2019, on a time –bound basis, particularly focussing on the requirements of Medicare, water and power supply, sanitation, environment protection, accommodation and all other required facilities.
After the conclusion of the Review Meeting, Governor presented certificates of appreciation and mementoes to the officers who attended the Meeting, as a token of the Board’s appreciation and thanks for their valuable support for the smooth conduct of the Yatra 2018.
B.B. Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid A Ganai, Advisors to the Governor; B.V.R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police; Lt. Gen. A.K Bhat, GOC 15 Corps; V.S.K.Kaumudi, Additionall Director General, CRPF; Raj Kumar Goyal, Principal Secretary, Home; Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary,Animal and Sheep Husbandary; Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring; Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment; Suresh Chugh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; Shri Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner/ Secretary, Power Development Department; Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmi; Shri Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Commissioner/ Secretary, PWD; Sanjeev Verma, divisional Commissioner, Jammu; Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner/ Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment Department; Abdul Rashid, Commissioner/ Secretary, FCSACA; Farooq Ahmad Shah, Secretary PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control; Rigzin Samphel, Secretary, Tourism; Dilbag Singh, Director General, Fire and Emergency Services; Zulifiquar Hasan, IG (Ops) Kashmir Sector; Muneer Khan, IGP, Kashmir; Sh. S.D.S Jamwal, IGP Jammu; Sonali Mishra, IG BSF, Srinagar; Dr. Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal; Mohd. Younis Malik, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal; Maj. Gen. J.P.Mathews, GOC, Hqrs.
Victor Force; Air Commodore, Amit Verma, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Srinagar; Brig. Vishal Aggarwal, Chief Engineer, Project Beacon; Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Director ISM; Dr.Mohd. Yousuf Chaproo, Director Animal Husbandry; B.M Sharma, Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board; Dr. Omar Javid Shah, Director SKIMS; Sonam Lotus, Director, IMD, Srinagar; H.K. Verma, CGM, BSNL; Police Yatra Officers; Heads of Departments, Camp Directors, Additional Camp Directors, Deputy Camp directors, Senior Civil, Army, Security Forces and Police officers were prominent among those who participated in the meeting.

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