Kupwara: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today held an interactive meeting with prominent religious leaders, Imams and Khateebs with an aim to seek their opinion to sensitize the people about the pandemic and the SOPs to be followed in Covid-19 containment.
While addressing the meeting, the DC said that Religious leaders, Imams, Khateebs and Management Committees of other local Masjids have a key role in the battle against fresh wave of Covid-19 and urged upon them to use their influence to ensure that every person shall follow the COVID appropriate behavior, use mask, maintain hand hygiene and keep social distance.
He also urged upon them to proactively sensitize the people to get vaccinated at an earliest, which is safe and imperative to contain Covid-19 infection.
The DC said that the war against the pandemic cannot be won without active cooperation of the people and everyone needs to take extra care and adhere to Covid-19 SOPs in letter and spirit.
On the occasion, the Religious Ulemas and Khateebs assured full support to the administration in fighting the war against Covid-19 pandemic. They said safety of people is priority and will extend all cooperation to the decisions of administration for safety and protection of society.
On the occasion, the participants put forth their opinions and suggestions before the DC to prevent and contain the fresh wave of Covid-19 .
Meanwhile, it was given out in the meeting that it shall be mandatory for the people to follow Covid-19 SOPs in all mosques of the district to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and Tehsildar Kupwara were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, a similar meeting of religious leaders was convened by Tehsil Administration Tangdar to get their coordination in containing the pandemic.