Poonch admin hosting 2 Day Mega Cultural & Craft Mela from May 28

ADC discusses preparedness plan with stakeholder departments


POONCH : Additional Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Dr. Basharat Hussain today convened a meeting of the concerned officers to finalize the arrangements for the smooth and successful conduct of the Poonch Cultural and Craft Mela being organised by the department of Culture, J&K from May 28, 2022.

The meeting took a detailed stock of arrangements, including Seating arrangement, artist accommodation, provision of water & power supply, cleanliness at the venue, space for installation of Food stalls, departmental stalls, stalls displaying local art and craft, Media gallery, provision of Health facilities and various other arrangements.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner directed the Principals of Govt. Degree College Poonch, Boys Hr. Sec. Poonch, Girls Hr. Sec. Poonch and Warden of Boys & Girls Hostel to arrange the accommodation for the artists.

The meeting was informed that the local artists, as well as the artists from outside UT would participate in the event. The event would include a cultural programme to be organised on the College grounds.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner called upon the concerned officers to work in coordination and cohesion for the smooth conduct of the 2-day event. He emphasized on making all the requisite arrangements well in advance and formulating a viable plan for organizing the commemorative activities for the event.

The ADC instructed Jal Shakti and JPDCL to make arrangements for uninterrupted power and water supply, while the health department was asked to make available healthcare facilities at the venue.

The Executive Officer Municipal Council was instructed to ensure cleanliness in and around the college ground. The Police and Traffic departments were also asked to ensure foolproof security and traffic regulation during the festival.

The EO Municipality was directed to established sufficient numbers of temporary toilets at venue and other suitable place.

It was informed in the meeting that stalls would Installed for display of local crafts by the artisans and departments including AD Handloom/Handicraft, District Officer Khadi Village Board Poonch, besides departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Social Welfare, Education, Industries, Employment etc. Gen. Manager DIC, Dr. Zakir Hussain will be the Nodal Officer for installation of stalls.

The meeting was attended by Gen Manager, DIC, Dr. Zakir Hussain; CEO PDA/PO ICDS, Dr. Mohd. Tanveer; Assistant Commissioner Development, Abid Hussain Shah; Additional Secretary J&K Academy of Art Culture, Sanjeev Rana; Tehsildar Haveli, Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak; Principal of govt. Degree College Poonch, Prof. Mussarat Hussain Shah; Principal GDC Surankote, Prof. Dr. Jasbir Singh; Chief Education Officer, Abdul Majid; CAO, Rakesh Sharma; CHO, Vinod Sharma, Executive Engineers of PWD(R&B), Harvinder Singh; Xen Jal Shakti, Rajesh Sethi; Xen JPDCL Irshad Hussain; DSWO, Mohinder Paul; Special Officer for Culture activities, Dr. Alamdar Adam; Principal of Govt. Girls & Boys Hr. Sec. School Poonch besides other concerned officers.