DDC Vice Chairman tours several villages of District Shopian along with DDC Keller-I

Regular inspection of ongoing developmental works remains imperative for its completion in a time bound manner: Irfan Manhas

By Mushtaq Bhat

Shopian, Aug, 21, In continuance to the public outreach programme, DDC Vice Chairman Shopian and State General Secretary Youth Apni Party Mr. Irfan Manhas along with DDC Keller – I Choudhary Fazil Din and party functionaries paid a day long visit to the PHC Tukroo.

Manhas discussed various issues related to functioning of PHC with the staff and locals. There exists a sharp dearth of staff at PHC which needs immediate attention, said one of the officials.

Citizens demanded that PHC must be made operative 24×7 in the interest of the general masses. Manhas assured them full support in this regard.

The DDC Vice Chairman led delegation also visited Babanard-Tukroo Road wherein macadamization work is going on. Locals were upset due to half macadamization of the road and had tried to halt the work. Manhas called on the concerned authorities and demanded an full macadamization of the road on prompt basis. The people appreciated his efforts and thanked him for fulfilling their genuine demand.

Besides, Manhas met with several public delegations at Keegam and from adjoining villages wherein he discussed various pressing public issues. He assured the people that every issue will be taken up and sorted out in at an earliest.

Afterwards, DDC Vice Chairman paid a visit to village Chek Haji where large number of locals especially youth welcomed him and put forth their genuine demands. They requested for macadamization of their road as it has remained a long pending demand of the people in the area. He assured them that the table work with this regard is already going on and sooner they will be given a good news.

Later in the day, Manhas along with his team visited Kapal Mochan Shiva Temple at Nagbal-Shopian to greet the Kashmiri Pandit brethren who thronged in from various parts of the country to celebrate the annual festival of Kapal Mochan Shradh at Shopian.

Manhas and his team were welcomed by Mr. Subhash Kaul, Chairman Municipal Commitee, Shopian and Mr. Vijay Shankar Lahoori popularly known as Baalji.

While briefing the media, DDC Vice Chairman Irfan Manhas said that he felt overwhelmed and touched by the affection shown by our Kashmiri Pandit brothers and sisters. He said his good wishes are with all of them especially on this sacred occasion.

“Apni Party leadership especially Party President Altaf Bukhari has always stood by the genuine demands of Kashmiri Pandits in every situation and our Party is committed to bring them back to their homeland with dignity and honour,” Manhas remarked.

During this day long visit, Manhas was accompanied by Apni Party Block President Keller and DDC Keller I Chaudhary Fazil Din, Senior Party Worker’s Gh. Mohammad Padroo, Farooq Ahmad, Hilal Ahmad, Youth Leader’s Peerzada Umar, Suhail Rather along with several party workers and youth activists.