ANANTNAG, July 27: Accompanied by district and sectoral officers, District Development Commissioner Anantnag Dr. Piyush Singla held mega Public/Awami Darbars at Marhama and Sirhama of Bijbehara constituency today. Large number of local people along with their delegations comprising elected local public representatives (DDCs, PRI members), prominent civil society and Auqaf members besides religious leaders participated.
Addressing the gatherings at both places, the DDC said that district administration is committed for prompt redressal of genuine public grievance and demands. He said that sign of a progressive society is that its members come together and work out best solutions for all problems besides making plans in tune with their aspirations of development and welfare.
Dr. Singla called upon the senior citizens of the area to play their vital role for getting rid of the drug menace in youth adding families and society must compliment the efforts of enforcement agencies.
Highlighting the pro-youth initiatives of the Government, the DDC said the Youth Clubs that will come at every place will engage and empower youth through various activities.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Imtiyaz Hussain also adressed the Darbars. He sought cooperation from public for channelising the energy of youth towards nation building besides making their lives progressive.
The SSP, on the occassion, retierated his committment for eradicating the drug menace from the area adding with sustained efforts of authorities and timely support from locals, appreciable success has been achieved so far.
At Marhama, several demands were raised which include construction of roads, maintenance and replacement of electric lines and poles, desilting of village canals, fencing of Panchayat Ghars, upgradation of PHC and schools, flood protection bunds, etc.
The representatives of Tribal Communities put forth the demands of Gujar Bastis of the area.
Similar issues were raised in Sirhama where DDC Member Dachnipora Nisar Ahmad apprised the officers about their demands.
The DDC paid a patient ear to all the delegations and individuals and assured that all their genuine demands will be redressed in due course of time.
The Darbars were also attended by ADDC, CPO, ACD, SDM Bijbehara, SEs Hydraulic and PDD, Tehsildar Bijbehara, Xens of Irrigation, Jal Shakti, PDD and other officers.