Safina Baig Hoists Tricolor on 75th I-Day Celebrations, Took Salute on March Past
Youth of the Region Needs Avenues for Empowerment, Time has come to Change the Dynamics; Reiterates the Chairperson
Baramulla, August 15: Asserting that the youngsters of Jammu and Kashmir believe in peace and tolerance not in violence, District Development Council Baramulla Chairperson Safina Baig today underlined the need of providing appropriate platforms for our youth so that their empowerment in terms of sustainable opportunities is achieved. She added that youth of present era believe in democracy and want to adopt all such means and measures that lies within the purview of democratic framework.
The chairperson made these remarks on the occasion of 75th Independence day celebration where she hoisted the national flag.
The main function in district Baramulla was organized at District Police Lines wherein the DDC Chairperson inspected the parade and took salute at the march past. The march past was presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, Fire and emergency services, Home guards students among other bands.
While applauding the initiatives taken by UT administration towards youth empowerment, Safina Baig said that the recently launched “Mission Youth” is a welcome step and more needs to be done in this regard. She urged upon the youth to come forward and avail the benefits that can reach to them by virtue of different welfare schemes and programmes.
“Baramulla is a glaring example of communal harmony where people of different beliefs and faiths co-exist peacefully”, Safina Baig added. “For a nation to achieve the heights of progress and prosperity, it is imperative to promote brotherhood and peace among communities and take every stakeholder on board”, the DDC Chairperson remarked.
Expressing gratitude of various quarters and the Hon’ble Prime Minister in particular, for his initiatives with regard to women empowerment, the DDC chairperson said that women can change the socio-economic scenario of the nation if they are heard fairly and right opportunities are provided to them. She also expressed her gratitude to the Hon’ble LG Shri Manoj Sinha for effective containment and management of COVID-19 pandemic in J&K while ensuring hassle free completion of developmental works and strengthening of grassroots institutions of governance were not affected during the pandemic.
Remarking herself as Qoom ki Beti (daughter of the nation) who got an opportunity to speak from this stage, Safina Baig reiterated that much required women reservation bill, that is pending in the parliament, needs to be passed so that women gets due representation in the legislature.
The DDC Chairperson further added that institutions of democracy have been strengthened at grass root level which can achieve the vision of transparent and accountable governance besides enhancing the quality of public service delivery.
Enlisting various achievements recorded by the district in different sectors, Safina Baig said that Baramulla district is one among the leading districts which is treading on the path of development with a good pace. She added that spread of COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled to a large extent which became possible owing to zeal, dedication and enthusiasm of the functionaries of district administration. Moreover, she made a reference of several welfare schemes and programmes launched by the central government or UT administration and stressed to work with added zeal and synergy so that the benefits percolate at the ground level.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar, DDC members, Officers of judicial administration, DIG North, Officers of Army and Police, heads of various departments, district and sectoral officers besides a huge gathering of people witnessed their overwhelming participation.
Meanwhile, a variety of cultural Programmes were presented which depicted cultural diversity and heritage of the region.
At the conclusion of the function, prize distribution ceremony was held during which various functionaries were felicitated for showing exemplary and extraordinary services in their respective fields.