By Shafqat Sheikh
A warm farewell ceremony was held on the retirement of Mr. Mohd Shafi Sheikh from active service after attaining the age of superannuation was accorded warm and affectionate farewell and wished a happy and healthy post-retirement life by PWD, R&B Department.Mr. Mohd Shafi hailing from a remote region Bunjwah of Kishtwar district retired from his service as Work Supervisor from PWD R&B Sub Division Thathri. On the occasion of the farewell ceremony, the function was graced by the presence of Sub Divisional Magistrate Thathri Er. Athar Amin Zargar (KAS), Vice Chairman Municipal Committee Thathri Shri. Gurukesh Gupta, Assistant Executive Engineer R&B Sub Division Thathri, along with other employees and locals were present on the occasion.
SDM Thathri on the occasion lauded the efforts of Mohd Shafi Sheikh and said that its a moment of great pleasure for me that I am Chief Guest on the occasion of the farewell ceremony of Mohd Shafi Sheikh whose tenure of 35 years was transparent and had performed his legitimate duties satisfactory. AEE R&B said that it is a proud moment for Bunjwah that such an honest and dedicated employee serves society. Expressing his satisfaction about the journey of Mohd. Shafi Sheikh, that He started 35 years ago. Adding that He served in Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, and different regions of the Jammu and Kashmir.
Throughout his service, He was loved and respected by the people for his selfless work. The employees of the PWD R&B describes Mohd Shafi Sheikh as a noble, genius, intellectual, respectful to everybody without any discrimination of caste and religion and had sacrificed his whole life, money, in the betterment of poor and needy only with the intention that God will reward him. Wishing him glorious success in every path of life and May God bless him happy and peaceful life”. During his tenure, Mr. Sheikh was appointed as President Chenab Valley Work Supervisor Association and had rendered his legitimate duties with utmost honesty and dedication, proved and left an example of humanity and dedication among other employees.
Mr. Mohd Shafi Sheikh thanks for whole department and employees for their cooperation during performing his duties. He appealed to all new employees to love their job and serve humanity. If everyone will do his/her job from heart, society will become better day by day. He expressed his sincere thanks to all the staff members and said He will miss the department.On the occasion BJP State Secretary Tariq Hussain Keen, Vice-Chairman Municipal Committee Thathri Shri. Gurukesh Gupta and other relatives including Gh. Nabi Sheikh, Mohd Ashfaq Butt, Bashir Ahmed, Mohd Anis Butt, was present on the occasion and wished him good health and a happy life post-retirement.It is pertinent to mention that the services were appreciated by many scholars, debtors, and orienteers. His Nobel thought “Service of people is service of God” has made him a role model to the younger generation.