KUPWARA: Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai on Monday stressed upon officers to act promptly on grievances and to dispose them off at an earliest. He said “issues of the people must be given top priority and should be redressed at an earliest”.
Ganai was speaking at a public interaction programme to resolve the grievances of people, here at DC Office Complex, Kupwara.
Several public delegations, deputations and organisations met the advisor and apprised him of their grievances, issues and demands and sought their early redressal, an official handout read.
The delegations included Traders Federation Kupwara, former legislators of Kupwara and Lolab, senior citizens of Lalpora, Lolab, Zachaldara, Wadipora and Trehgam, newly elected sarpanchs and panchs of Kupwara, Handwara and Langate municipal committees, Fruit Growers Association, Langate, Transporters Association Kupwara.
The delegations on the occasion put forth various demands related to power, water supply, repair of roads, upgradation of school infrastructure, play fields and health centres, besides adequate teaching staff in various educational institutions of the district, read the handout.
Responding to the demand by a delegation from Kupwara regarding another bridge in Kupwara town, the Ganai assured that the matter would be looked into on the priority.
The delegation of sarpanchs and panchs apprised the advisor about the need for improvement of drainage system in Kupwara, solid waste management on modern scientific standards, upgradation of Khumriyal road and funding for MCs (municipal committees).
Ganai assured the delegations that their grievances and demands would be examined and the concerned departments would be asked to redress all of their genuine concerns. He assured that issues pertaining to the other departments would be forwarded to the concerned for their timely redressal.
The advisor in presence of DDC Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir and Director School Education, Kashmir also inaugurated a ‘Book Mela’, organised by CEO Kupwara.
Ganai, on the occasion, distributed books to 40 students of the district studying in 6th, 7th and 8th standards in various government schools of the district.
Interacting with the students and teachers present, the advisor said that students should be facilitated and encouraged to perform practical tasks along with theoretical lessons so that they could understand the theory and its practical implications. “Teachers should inculcate pragmatism and positive thought in their students so that they are able to relate with real life the lessons they learn from textbooks. This makes both teaching and learning an interesting experience,” the advisor said.