KUPWARA : The Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon Saturday visited Kupwara district during which he carried series of activities and reviewed developmental scenario of the district
Dr. Asgar Samoon, who is also Mentor Secretary for Kupwara District, paid a visit to Government Polytechnic College Karihama Kupwara where he flagged off bus procured for the students of polytechnic college Karihama Kupwara.
The Principal Secretary attended the final of the volleyball tournament at Government Higher secondary school Karihama as chief guest.
A total of 13 teams across the district participated in the tournament and a total of 156 players took part in the volleyball tournament.
Final of the tournament was played between youth club Zone Vilgam Vs Youth club zone Handwara.
Final was won by youth club zone Vilgam.
The Principal Secretary distributed prizes and trophies among the winners, runner ups and other participants.
The Mentor secretary laid the foundation stone of Lift water supply scheme at Karihama Kupwara in presence of DDC member Drugmulla Advocate Amina Majeed and ADC Kupwara Gh.Nabi Bhat which is being constructed under JJM through Jal shakti division Kupwara with an estimated cost of 607.91 lacs which will benefit 9177 souls of the area.
The Principal secretary inspected 10 MVA receiving station at Galizoo Kupwara constructed by Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation under Prime Minister’s development package (PMDP-U) with an estimated cost of 538 Lacs.
Dr. Samoon also inspected the sports stadium at Galizoo Kupwara and directed District youth service and sports officer Kupwara to organize cricket tournaments in Galizoo stadium and Karihama sports stadium.
Principal secretary inspected the progress of work on Indoor Sports stadium at Galizoo and directed the executing agency to speed up the pace of the work of the Indore stadium..
Principal Secretary visited ITI Kupwara where he felicitated the pass out students and trainees of women self help groups and officials of Jal shakti department who completed up-skill courses at ITI Kupwara. Dr. Samoon distributed felicitation certificates among the pass out trainees and top achievers of ITI Kupwara.
The Principal secretary while addressing the students at ITI Kupwara said that interested pass out trainees of ITI should take admission in 3 yrs diploma courses in government Polytechnic colleges of Kupwara district where there is provision of scholarship and other incentives for female students.
The Principal Secretary instructed the District administration Kupwara to identify a 200 kanals patch of land at Karihama or any other suitable place for construction of additional blocks of Government ITI Kupwara with hostel facility for the students.
The Principal secretary later took a detailed review meeting with the HODs, district and sectoral officers where he reviewed the progress on District capex, CSS and other sectors at the meeting hall of District administrative Complex Kupwara.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray briefed the Principal Secretary about the developmental scenario of the district including District CAPEX Budget, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, and other sectors.
Dr. Samoon said that Kupwara district is marching towards development and prosperity under the chair of the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara as various important projects are under execution in the district. He said there is a need to boost the tourism potential, Handicrafts, Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal and sheep Husbandry sectors.
Dr. Samoon stressed on officers to focus on the basic amenities of water supply, electricity, Health, and education sector in the district.
Earlier DDC Member Drugmulla projected the demand of macadamization and expansion of road to Government Polytechnic college Karihama Kupwara.