SRINAGAR: International cricketer and former J&K Ranji trophy skipper, Parvez Rasool along with a deputation from Bijbehara Cricket Association Thursday called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane.
During the meeting, the all-round cricketer complained that the principal of Higher Secondary School Bijbehara has started a construction work over the playing field, which was developed by the locals from their own money for sports activities.
Parvez informed the Advisor that he along with his associates prepared a cricketing turf from their own resource so that aspiring cricketers could avail the facility in their area. He said the locals as well as the Bijbehara Cricket Association has always extended all sort of cooperation and support to the school administration to better its facilities.
“We even went on to provide them grass cutters for the better maintenance of the ground from our own resources, yet despite having 20 kanals of land at their disposal, the school administration still started the construction work on the playing area, leaving sports lovers in vanquishing,” complained Parvez.
Taking immediate cognizance of the complaint, the Advisor issued on-spot directions to the Director School Education Kashmir to immediately stop the construction work on the playing field. He instructed the Director to personally look into the matter and if need the construction should be carried out at a different place away from playing ground.
Lauding the role of Parvez Rasool, the Advisor said that the cricketer has made everyone from the State proud of him by making huge progress in his career. Appreciating his commitment towards the game, the Advisor said Parvez has proved that a person can excel in any field provided he is committed and dedicated towards his goal and profession.
Hailing Bijbehara, Ganai said the place has produced some great sportspersons and Government would do everything possible to provide them with adequate facilities so that they could continue to bring more laurels for the State.
Meanwhile MLA Dooru Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi also called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai here at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane to apprise him with various issues and demands faced by the people in his constituency.
Seeking the completion of work started on various road projects in the constituency, the MLA informed the Advisor that despite having funds available, the work on Larkipora-Lisar-Boosu road is yet to be completed.
The MLA further revealed that Veerinag-Kapran road is yet to be completed. Giving figures, the MLA said despite having sufficient funds to complete the entire work, the concerned department so far has only completed work on 10 kms, leaving five kms unattended.
MLA Andrabi further said that the work on four road projects taken under PMGSY have not be started. He said although the tenders were floated earlier, but for some unknown reasons, the Superintendent Engineer Anantnag is not opening the tenders so that work on these projects could have been started.
Escalating the water crisis faced by villagers of Manzu, ChekiWangun, Bakerwal Check, Chakarpal, Zamal, the MLA said the construction of four-lane tunnel has caused water scarcity in these villages. The MLA demanded that to address the issue the Government should start work on a new water scheme on water footing so that the locals are not deprived of basic necessity of water.
The Advisor after giving a patient hearing to all issues raised by the MLA assured him that all the possible steps would be taken at an earliest to address the genuine demands raised during the meeting.