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The Director Rural Development Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar, inaugurated the training programme while ADDC Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal and ADDC Shopian, Shabir Ahmad administered oath to newly elected sarpanches of these districts.
The training programme is aimed to motivate Sarpanchs to chart own developmental plans of their areas and to execute the flagship programs granted by the state and central governments. Besides, they will be trained to mobilise local resources so they could be self reliant and self sufficient. They shall be provided training for four days by experts and Master Trainers from Kashmir and Jharkhand.
Speaking on the occasion, Director RD, Qazi Sarwar said that sarpanchs shall be educated about the rules and regulations under which they have to exercise their powers. He further added that they also shall be trained to work in other sectors like education, health and horticulture departments, in addition to their mandated developmental work.
ADDC Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal while addressing sarpanchs said that they form the bridge between people and administration. He asked sarpanchs to chart out developmental plans for their respective panchayati halqas considering the priority of work on the ground.
ADDC Shopian, Shabir Ahmad on the occasion said that sarpanchs shall actively and resiliently work to strengthen the government at the grass root level. He further said that sarpanchs shall be provided full cooperation and administration is ready to work hand in hand with them.