Dir Tourism reviews vaccination pace with CEOs

Says “ observance of strict COVID protocol must, t planning capacity building workshops for stakeholders”

Srinagar: Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo Wednesday convened a marathon meeting with the Chief Executive Officers of all the Tourism Development Authorities and Resort Officers here and reviewed the pace of vaccination among the tourism stakeholders and COVID mitigation efforts at various tourist destinations.
During the meeting, the Director Tourism impressed upon all the CEOs to devise a schedule and prepare a line listing of all the individuals and frontline workers at their destinations to be vaccinated. He said the Department is also planning to hold capacity building workshops for the members of local hospitality sector in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic to orient them with the emerging challenges. For this, he sought feedback and inputs from them about the workshop.
Dr. Itoo gave strict instructions for observance of COVID protocols, as devised by Government from time to time, at all the tourist destinations.
The Director Tourism advised the CEOs to utilize the present phase of low arrivals for mop up exercise of facilities and services at their respective destinations. He asked them to undertake an exercise of mapping the tourism assets and manpower at every tourist destination. The CEOs and Resort officers, during the meeting, expressed their concern regarding the watch and ward of these assets at these tourist destinations.
The meeting also decided to adopt a uniform mechanism to develop signages at the tourist destinations. It was also decided to constitute teams to check the maintenance of outsourced assets and also regulate the number and rates of ponywallas at these destinations.
Joint Director, Tourism, Tabassum Shafat Kamili; CEOs of various Tourist Development Authorities, Deputy Directors, Assistant Director, Tourism, Gulmarg and Pahalgam, Resort officers and other officers were present in the meeting.
CEO J&K Waqf Board appeals people to avoid gatherings at Mosques, Shrines
“People should pray at home to contain spike of cases”
Srinagar: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Wakaf Board Mufti Muhammad Farid ud din Wednesday made a fervent appeal to the Imams of Masjids and Shrines affiliated with the Board to permit only minimum number of people and devotees for prayer in view of huge spike in Covid-19 Positive cases in J&K.
The CEO requested people to avoid assembling in large numbers during prayer times and play a responsible role in containment of virus spread. He asked people to pray at home in this deadly pandemic.
He said that thousands of persons are tested covid-19 positive on a daily basis which has rung the alarm bells.
He stated that despite many endeavors by governments across the world, this virus continues to consume precious lives. He said in this regard it is imperative for the people to follow guidelines religiously and cooperate with administration so the lives can be saved.


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