NEELUM: (Parliament Times) To review the arrangements for holding Traditions Neelum Festival Sharda after Eidul Fitr, a meeting was held chaired by deputy commissioner Raja Mehmood Shahid on Friday.
It was attended by director tourism, SP Neelum, chairman Neelum Development Board, Chairman Municipal Corporation Neelum, Director Highways Abdul Majid Awan, Director Public Works, director Electricity, DEO Male, DEO Females, traders, civil society, lawyers and journalists.
The DC directed all the departments to prepare their proposals and ensure to discharge their duties efficiently for holding the festival. He believed that Neelum festival would go a long way in promoting the tourism activities in the district. He said government decided to observe this year as the year of tourism which would have positive impacts.
Director tourism appealed to all the concerned departments for cooperation for successfully holding the festival. SP Neelum assured foolproof security arrangements and flawless traffic arrangement during the festival while director electricity assured uninterrupted power supply for the occasion. Sports department would hold several sports events while agriculture department would set up stalls to promote Kashmiri foods in the festival. Forest department would ensure availability of guest houses for VIP guests.