Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama G M Dar and Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahid Iqbal Choudhary have been conferred with prestigious National Awards in Education and Community Outreach category respectively, by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India.
According to the details, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has been conferred National Award for exceptional contribution in the Education sector. He along with four other DCs from various states will receive the award in “Enabling Girl Child Education”.
Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama G M Dar has been conferred the prestigious award in “Community Outreach” category for organising massive outreach in Pulwama district promoting gender sensitisation, education and women empowerment. Five DCs from various states have been selected in this category.
The Awards will be conferred upon 20 Deputy Commissioners of the country for outstanding and exceptional performance, apart from 3 best state awards. Pertinently Shahid Iqbal Choudhary then DC Rajouri was also conferred National Award on women empowerment by the Prime Minister on March 8 2018.
The awards will be presented at a national function being organized by the ministry at New Delhi.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam has complemented DC Bandipora Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and DC Pulwama G M Dar for their outstanding performance and recognition conferred by the Government of India on pre-notified indicators.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan has appreciated the performance of District Administration of Bandipora and Pulwama for excellent performance.
Secretary, Social Welfare Department Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone has also congratulated both the officers for bringing laurels to the state.