Kupwara, May 01: Rural Development Department Kupwara on Monday felicitated the National Award-winning Phulmarg Panchayat of Block Tarathpora of Kupwara district in a felicitation function held here.
Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Panchayat Secretary of Phulmarg, received a memento and certificate of excellence as a mark of appreciation on behalf of Panchayat Phulmarg from Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Kupwara and Assistant Commissioner Panchayat (ACP) Kupwara.
Pertinently, Phulmarg Panchayat bagged Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Satat Vikas Puraskar (DDU PSVP) ‘National Panchayat Award’ 2023 under Water Sufficient Panchayat, thematic area.
Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj presented the National Panchayat Award to said Panchayat at the National Conference on Incentivization of Panchayats in New Delhi on April 17, 2023.
Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Kupwara Hilal Ahmad Mir on Monday emphasised upon the staff and field functionaries to “work with full zeal, zest, enthusiasm and honesty” to achieve the saturation and localisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all panchayats of the district.
“By adopting the best practices of one panchayat in other panchayats, we can quickly develop and make our villages prosperous,” he said.
Mir said that on the directions of District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Dr Doifode Sagar Dattatray, 24 top-performing panchayats of the district have been selected under different themes for National Panchayat Awards 2024. “Uploading their GPDPs has been started as per their Sankalp and we will be working innovatively and vigorously on all thematic parameters to get more and more National Panchayat Awards,” he said.
During the felicitation function, ACD, ACP and panchayat secretaries interacted with the awardee Panchayat Secretary and congratulated him for the achievement.
While appreciating the awardee panchayat for its valuable, remarkable and outstanding achievement, ACD Kupwara said that the national award is the endorsement of the exemplary work done by panchayats of Kupwara and the best practices of the awardee panchayat should be replicated by other panchayats of the district.
ACP Kupwara Parvaiz Raheem asked Secretary Panchayats to be innovative and contribute to the welfare and prosperity of society.