Srinagar, July 19, KDC: Dr. Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo, former Deputy Director Health along with hundreds of workers today joined the Peoples Conference. He was welcomed into the party fold by PC President Sajad Gani Lone at his residence in Churchlane, Srinagar.
While welcoming Dr. Bashir Chalkoo into the PC, Sajad said that the entry of professionals like Dr Bashir into Peoples Conference indicates the positive impact this party has made among the people of J&K and that PC would hugely benefit from Chalkoo’s experience in public life.
“I wholeheartedly welcome Bashir sahib into the caravan of change. He has served in J&K’s health department at key positions and will hugely help the party especially in wake of insurmountable and tremendous challenges faced by the people of J&K. I am hopeful that the way the party is expanding, PC will emerge as a collective team to meet the challenges confronted by the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
Criticizing previous governments for considerably failing to realize the promises made to the people of Uri, Sajad said that Uri has been totally ignored on the developmental front by the previous regimes.
“Peoples Conference will usher in a new era of economic and infrastructure development for this region and that the concerns of people of Uri would be addressed on priority if the party comes to power. We will make all efforts to develop Uri as tourist resorts to tap the tourist potential of this virgin valley and make Uri into a hub of tourism”, he added.
Chalkoo, who hails from Uri and has served in J&K’s health department for over three decades, expressed pleasure on joining the PC. He maintained that the “sincerity of thought of the PC President and the history of service and sacrifice of the party obliged him to join the Peoples Conference. He vowed to take forward the mission and agenda of the Peoples Conference with zeal and zest.
“I want to participate and, to the extent that I can, contribute to this overall change by working within the aegis of the Peoples Conference. I will work alongside the party’s rank and file in ensuring that the party’s flag flies high in J&K. I have no doubts that Peoples Conference is the only party and Sajad Lone is the only leader who has the capacity and capability to navigate the people of J&K through these challenging times.”
On the occasion former NC Block Secretary Mohd Iqbal Sarhadi, Block President AIP Qudous Mangnal, Congress Youth block president Danish Mangnal, NC District youth secretary Adv Shamim, Tahir Iqbal, District President AIP Tanveer Chalkoo, District youth coordinator NC Mudasir Parray, Women’s wing Head Gulshan Abbasi, prominent NC and Congress workers Sulaiman Shah, Manzoor Banday, Qayoom Mangnal, Rayaz Bhat, Abdul Qayoom Mir, Bashir Mir, Mohd Yaqoob, Parvaiz Malik, Nazir Din, Showkat Bhat including others also joined the PC along with Dr. Bashir Chalkoo.
PC Senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil, senior leaders Basharat Bukhari, Mansoor Soharvardy, Raja Aijaz Ali, Najeeb Naqvi including others were also present on the occasion. (KDC)