KULHGAM: An interactive meeting for the Sarpanches of North Lolab Valley with Brig Ashok Abbey, AVSM, Commander 8 Sector Rashtriya Rifles was organized by 18 Rashtriya Rifles under aegis of 8 Sector Rashtriya Rifles and Kilo Force at Kuligam on 11 Mar 2012.
The aim of the interaction with Sarpanches of North Lolab was to bring to fore and address their genuine concerns and local development issues, one to one with the senior officers of the District and Police Administration. Mr Zahoor Wani, Deputy Superintendant of Police, Sogam and Mr Haji Farooq, Block Member of Congress, Khurhama attended the interaction.
The interaction was chaired by Brigadier Ashok Abbey, AVSM, Commander 8 Sector Rashtriya Rifles. A total of 95 Sarpanches and ward members of North Lolab Valley attended the meeting. While addressing the Sarpanches of Lolab Valley, Brigadier Abbey implored them to share their genuine grievances and concerns. Brigadier Abbey promised that all the grievances of the remote areas would be addressed and local development will be expedited. He also expressed his wholehearted wish for Lolab to prosper as a tourist place.
The Sarpanches expressed their gratitude to the Army for organizing this meeting and requested for more such meetings to be held frequently. Commander 8 Sector Rashtriya Rifles thanked all present for sparing their time for the interaction. Thanking the Sarpanches for attending the meeting, 18 Rashtriya Rifles assured all possible help from the Army. The success of this interaction increases its bonhomie with Awam and adds another page in the epic of Army’s goodwill activities strengthening the motto of ‘Awam aur Jawan, Aman hai Muqam’.