Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, on Wednesday held an interaction with local media-persons here in which media persons from electronic and print media working in the district participated.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC emphasized the importance of media in development of the district and said the role of media is indispensable in holding administration accountable for effective governance.
He applauded the work of media persons and called upon them to work with added enthusiasm and dedication for the betterment of the society.
During the meet, media persons raised various issues of public concern regarding drinking water facilities, road connectivity, traffic management, parking facilities and provision of quality pesticides/ insecticides in the district.
The demand for establishing a press club in the district was also put forth by the media persons which they said would go a long way in improving quality of their work and strengthening coordination between the Government Departments and media persons.
The Deputy Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the media persons and said that land would be made available for construction of press club in Shopian. He said that steps are afoot to ensure better facilities to the people.
He said that media should play its role in disseminating information about various policies, schemes and programs of the government to the benefit of the people.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Officials of the District Information Office and other concerned were also present on the occasion.