Assures establishment of press club at Kupwara
Kupwara, March 13: The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg convened an interactive meeting with media persons of district Kupwara, here today.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Nazir Ahmad Lone; District Information Officer, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Media persons and other concerned were present in the meeting.
The representative of the press forum briefed the DC about the difficulties they are facing while covering events at ground level. They also put forth the demand for establishment of press club at district headquarter Kupwara.
The DC assured the media persons to resolve their genuine demands including establishment of press club. He said, as a short term measure, one suitable building will be identified for use as press club in the district. The DC asked media persons to come up with a concrete proposal for construction of press club which should possess all modern facilities.
The DC said that media is a significant pillar in democracy for deliverance of transparent and accountable governance to the people adding that the District Administration is always available for coordination with the people who are engaged directly or indirectly in promoting development and wellbeing of the society.
The press forum, on the occasion framed a five member committee including Fayaz Hameed, Yahya Sultan, Rahee Mushtaq , Wasim Majnoon Mir and Junaid-Ul-Islam to coordinate with the Nodal Officer for further course of action.
Giving immediate response to the demand of the media persons, the DC dedicated one Computer System with Internet Connection to District Information Centre Kupwara to facilitate the media persons.
During the meeting, the DC nominated Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nazir Ahmad Lone as Nodal Officer for establishment of press club.
Earlier, DIO Kupwara briefed the DC about the working pattern of Information Department and status of the building presently housed by the department. He also said that the department remains always on the forefront in facilitating the media persons in the district.