BUDGAM, AUGUST 31: Arrangements for ensuing Muharram-ul-Haram were reviewed today in a meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Haroon Malik.
Among others, the meeting was also attended by senior officers of the district administration and representatives of prominent Shia Anjumans including all Jammu and Kashmir Sharie Shian Darul Mustufa, Yousf Abad Budgam, All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association, all J&K Itihadul Muslemeen, and President Auqaf Committee Khandah.
During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner appreciated the pro-activeness of CMO Budgam who had already furnished the action plan with regard to the arrangements to be made for Muharram. The DC urged the CMO to ensure that the plan is implemented in letter and spirit.
Similarly, the PDD authorities were directed to ensure High Mast lights/ Halogen Bulbs and LEDs at all the important places and ensuring generator sets are installed at identified locations. The PHE authorities were directed to ensure that water tanks are provided at identified locations. The R&B authorities were directed to ensure that the roads where the Muharram procession would be taken are repaired at the earliest.
The FCS&CA Department was directed to ensure adequate supply and prompt distribution of ration, sugar, k-oil and LPG. Regarding firewood, the SFC was directed to dump the required quantity of firewood at already identified locations as per past practice in the district.
Similarly, the Municipal authorities were directed to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness measures at all the religious places. Fire and Emergency Authorities were directed to remain prepared to deal with any eventuality.
The ARTO was directed to ensure special transport facilities till the conclusion of the procession on the day of Aashura.
Directing the officers vested with magisterial powers to maintain close liaison with police authorities, the Deputy Commissioner directed them to ensure that there is no laxity in this regard.