Agriculture dept gives warm send off to its retiring officers

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Srinagar: A farewell party was organised in the honour of 13 agriculture officers of Kashmir division who have attained superannuation on Sunday here.

According to a statement issued here, Agriculture fraternity of the department in the premises of Agriculture Complex Lalmandi organized the function. All cadres including Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Chief Agriculture Officers, Divisional Level Officers, District Level Officers, Sub Divisional Level Officers, Zonal Level Officers and field functionaries and office bearers attended the function.

Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi lauded the role of all out going officers in developing the department and serving for the betterment of farming community.

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“They have served with dedication and honesty and have put their professional endeavour to take the department to new heights. They have remained the part and parcel of the efforts which the department has made for changing the agriculture sector from orthodox methods to modernization by way of introducing latest technologies and commercializing the agriculture products and developing entrepreneurship in agriculture sector,” he said.

Director Agriculture described one by one the qualities and professional endeavour, dedication and honestly put forth by the retiring officers in different capacities, for the betterment of farming community during their service tenure and he added that their contribution in agriculture is significant.

Andrabi also appreciated the organizers who have taken the lead role in making this really a memorable event and making this a precedence to follow so that department will join the new strides in their own way in manifesting their manifesto for promotion of human resources as well as values for what we actually are meant for.

The retiring officers include Hilal Ahmad Malik Seed Pathologist, Mohammad Yaseen Masoodi Regional Level Subject Matter Specialist, Mohammad Amin District Officer Budgam, Ghulam Qadir Ahanger Assistant Director Law Enforcement, Habib-ul-Lah Mir Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) JDAE, Showkat Saboon Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Sumbal, Ghulam Nabi Bhat Subject Matter Specialist Ganderbal, Shamshada Jan Subject Matter Specialist Budgam, Mohammad Ishaq Khanday Research Assistant SPO, Riyaz Ahmad Research Assistant Mushroom, Mukhtar Ahmad Reshi Apiculture Development Assistant Kulgam, Basharat Saleem Agriculture Extension Officer Shadimarg, Kulbeer Singh Agriculture Extension Officer Uri and Tariq Hussain Dar Manager Potato Seed Development Farm Sedaw.

All the retiring officers shared their experiences with the participants and thanked the department and organisers for organising the event and giving them a warm send off on their superannuation.