Khanday Given Welcome Reception


SRINAGAR: The Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday today said that every nerve would be strained to retrieve the administrative set up in Jammu and Kashmir for the welfare of the people, adding that public good shall remain first priority of his service.

The Chief Secretary was addressing an interactive and introductory session, representing tourism, travel, trade bodies and media groups of Kashmir Valley, here at Grand Palace. The session was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Hoteliers Club in association with trade agencies to welcome the Chief Secretary.

The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Farooq Ahmad Shah were present on the occasion.

Khanday said ‘’I will try my best  to come up to the  expectations of the society adding that  although the responsibility of holding the top position  in administration is very huge  yet we together can plan our role and set things right at all levels.

Earlier on his arrival at the Srinagar International Airport yesterday the Chief Secretary was given a rousing welcome by the Head of the Departments and Divisional level officers

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir while addressing the interactive session said that civil society has a critical role to play in making the State  prosperous. He hoped that civil society will put in their efforts to ensure inflow of tourists in the Valley.

Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar and Anantnag also spoke on the occasion.

Heads of various Trade Agencies and Associations accorded  warm welcome to the Chief Secretary and shared their views for  ushering era of development and prosperity in the State.

The Chief Secretary expressed his gratitude to all the participants for their warm welcome  and giving him feedback about their organizations.

Among others, who spoke on the occasion included Musadiq Hussain of Hotelier Club,  Showkat Choudhary of KHARA, Hamid Punjabi of KCCI,  Yaseen Tuman of MASCOT Travels,  Shamim Shafi of TAAI, Ghulam Hassan Kaloo of Press Association, Rashid Rahi of Editors Association, Qasim Sajjad of South Kashmir Journalist Association besides Mohammad Qasim and  Shakeel Qalandar.

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