SHOPIAN: Commissioner Secretary, Rural Development Department, Mandeep Kaur, today inaugurated Shahpayeen Park at Chotipora, Shopian.
District Development Council Chairperson, Bilqees Jan, Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya and Director, Rural Development Department, Imam- Ud-Din were present on the occasion.
Pertinently, Shahpayeen was the Royal Stay in Shopian and one of the six wazarat headquarters of Mughal period and this was the first place where Mughals were staying while traveling from Poonch to Shopian. The name Shahpayeen was given by Mughal Rulers for Shopian.
The public park which has been developed by RDD with an expenditure of Rs.14 lakh, has various features like, Grill Fencing, good earth filling, tile path/walkway, high mast lights, illumination system, dust bins and a variety of flowers.
While addressing the public, Commissioner Secretary said that aim of the government is to focus on providing all facilities to individuals at their door steps especially senior citizens and children. She appreciated the Rural Development Department for their outstanding performance in the district and emphasized for facilitating the common masses.
Later, Commissioner Secretary planted some Devdar saplings in the park and issued directions for planting trees on boundaries of the park. She asked the officers to maintain quality of works and emphasized on overall beautification of all the parks in the area.
She also interacted with the panchayat representatives and listened to their demands and grievances of public importance.
Commissioner Secretary assured the local representatives and the public that all their genuine demands will be considered and action shall be taken on each of them in a time bound manner.