Sarmad Hafeez e-inaugurates development projects

Kupwara, Feb 23: Secretary, Youth Service and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez, on Friday convened a mega public darbar at Town Hall Kupwara to take stock of public grievances besides assessing development activities in the area.

On the occasion, Secretary also e-inaugurated three development projects in the area.

Chairman, District Development Council Kupwara, Irfan Sultan Panditpori, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan, Vice Chairman, District Development Council Kupwara, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir, DDC member Drugmulla, Advocate Amina, ADDC, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, ADC, Muhammad Rouf Rehman, district officers, PRI representatives and locals attended the programme.

Addressing at the Public Darbar, Sarmad Hafeez complimented the people for tremendous achievements recorded in growth and development of Kupwara district besides appreciating the district administration for their dedicated efforts on this account.

While highlighting the importance of holding the public darbars, the Secretary said that these outreach programs act as a bridge between the administration and the people resolving their issues at their doorstep. He said that LG’s initiative of bringing administration at the doorsteps of people aimed at making government services more accessible and convenient for people by enhancing transparency, efficiency and citizen engagement with the government.

He added that there are around 1200 digital services being provided by the government to citizens which empower and facilitate them with convenient access to essential resources, information and support while enhancing the efficiency and transparency of government operations.

While highlighting the role of community in development process, Sarmad Hafeez emphasized for further strengthening of coordination among the public and the administration while elaborating on huge responsibilities of both. “Collaborative approach is imperative to contribute towards building a stronger, more cohesive society, where everyone has the opportunities to thrive and succeed.

DDC Chairman Kupwara expressed gratitude for enhancement of remuneration of Rehbr-e Khel (ReKs) and demanded funds for sports infrastructure in the district, so that infrastructure is developed.

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