SRINAGAR: A delegation of National Conference leaders led by its President Farooq Abdullah met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.
“Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar were present on the occasion,” an official statement stated.
The delegation discussed about various important matters relating to preparations for the Muharram and requested Governor to provide adequate funds for the Muharram arrangements. They requested Governor’s intervention in revival of certain traditional routes for taking out Muharram procession and renovation of shrines of religious importance.
Abdullah also discussed about strengthening of sports infrastructure at grass root level with emphasis on promoting sports and extra-curricular activities in schools. He urged Governor for constitution of a Golf Authority in the State which could be entrusted with the responsibility of maintenance of golf courses besides promotion of Golf in the State.
Malik assured the delegation that befitting arrangements for the Muharram days will be done by the Administration and observed that besides provision of all basic facilities he would ensure that there remains uninterrupted electricity supply during Muharram days and special attention is paid towards renovation and repair of revered Shrines in the state. He also assured Abdullah that all efforts will be made to provide best possible facilities and opportunities to youth in the arena of sports and other extracurricular activities.