SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com), Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole on Saturday held a meeting with prominent religious personalities of district Srinagar including Imams and Khateebs of shrines and mosques regarding the strict enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour among the people in view of possible third wave of Covid-19.
Chief Executive Officers, Waqf Board, Mufti Farid ud din and other waqf board officers were also present in the meeting.
At the outset, Div Com appreciated religious scholars for their role and cooperation since the last one and half year of pandemic for educating and sermonizing people, which helped to the large extent to save people from the deadly pandemic.
He called them as social influencers and appealed to them to continue sensitizing people about adopting CAB and not to lower their guard to save themselves.
He informed them that even the developed countries including UK, USA and Italy, where healthcare system is sophisticated, suffered due to third wave where virus created havoc and emphasized on them that it is their religious as well as social obligation to educated people and help in the implementation of CAB as per the guidelines issued by the government from time and time.
He sensitized that it is highly imperative that CAB is observed in letter and spirit in the mosques and shrines where people assemble to offer prayers. He stressed on them to ensure wearing of masks and maintenance of physical distance.
On the occasion, Imam & Khateeb of Dargah Hazratbal, Dr Kamal din Farooqi, presented the measures taken by the imams and responsible committee members of shrines and mosques regarding the observance of covid guidelines and ensured that they will continue to lend support to government in containment of viral infection.