Jammu and Kashmir News
BANDIPORA, AUGUST 15: Independence Day was celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm at Sher-e-Kashmir Sports Stadium, Bandipora. Thousands of people, besides senior citizens, political workers, officers of Army, police and civil administration, joined the celebrations.
Under Education Sector, the Minister said 19 school buildings are coming up at a cost of Rs 9 crore in the district, adding that revolutionary change is being witnessed in education system and efforts are on to bring Bandipora as model district in the country.
Referring to the R&B sector, the Minister said that 9 road projects and 4 bridges with a cost of Rs 45 crore are under execution in the district while macadamization of roads is also in progress and 20 KMs have so for been black topped. He said macadamization of Bandipora –Srinagar road is also in progress and will be completed during current year.
Mr. Ansari said 12 health centres, costing Rs 8 crore are coming up in the district, while one block of District Hospital shall be thrown open for public soon.
The Minister also said that 50 MW power grid station, costing Rs 37 crore is nearing completion and will be commissioned very soon which will overcome power crisis in the district.
Under Public Health Engineering sector, 31 water supply schemes, costing Rs 45 crore are under execution which will benefit 2 lakh souls living in 96 villages of the district.
Referring to excellent work of Youth Services & Sports department, the Minister said that during current month the district hosted state level football tournament in which 375 students from 12 districts participated.
A colorful cultural variety programme was presented by the school children on the occasion
Later the Minister gave away awards among those who performed better in the march-past and ID celebration.