KISHTWAR: Two-Day My town My Pride 2.0 commenced today at Dak Banglow Kishtwar amid series of awareness activities carried out by various Banks and Line Departments including Health, Education, Jal Shakti, Animal Husbandry, Social Welfare, Ayush, Career Counseling & Employment Agriculture and Horticulture etc.
Secretary Health & Medical Education (H&ME), Bupinder Kumar, who is also the visiting officer for MTMP 2.0, presided over the programme at Dak Banglow.
DDC Kishtwar, Dr Devansh Yadav; SSP Kishtwar Shafqat Hussain Batt; ADDC Kishtwar Sham Lal; ADC Inderjeet Singh Parihar; President MC Sajjad Ahmed Najjar, ACR, ACD, DPO besides other district officers and ULB members and Executive officer remained present in the programme.
Locals from all the Municipal Wards and the students from GDC Kishtwar also participated enthusiastically in the programme.
At the outset, the Secretary inspected the stalls erected by various line departments and enquired about the various schemes which were on display in the programme including PMAY-U, SVANidhi, Self Employment Schemes under Mission Youth and financial literacy campaign of Banks.
Cultural program and speeches on NMBA, SBA and Anti-corruption were also presented by the students of GDC Kishtwar on the occasion.
Secretary distributed sanction letters among various beneficiaries under PMEGP and PM SVANidhi besides launched the “My Town My Pride” Booklet.
Speaking on the occasion, Bupinder Kumar said that three-tier system of Panchayati Raj Institutions has given Vibrancy to developmental tempo in the rural as well as urban areas.
He also spoke on the significance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and appealed people to collectively participate and contribute for maintaining the cleanliness in and around the houses to make the Swachhata Abhiyan a success in the town.
While highlighted the significance of MTMP 2.0, he said the programme aims to strengthen ULBs in terms of infrastructure and financially.
He assured that the grievances highlighted have been recorded and will be forwarded to concerned quarters for immediate redressal. He also stressed for the implementation of rational civic plan in the town Kishtwar.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Kishtwar apprised the Visiting officer about various infrastructure needs in the town.
Meanwhile Senior Citizens also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various issues including proper drainage, lightening of streets, beautification of Chowgan Ground, development of infrastructure in the MC Kishtwar.
The students of GDC Kishtwar were facilitated on the occasion and Vote of thanks was presented by President MC.
Secretary Health also visited Historical Chowgan Ground Kishtwar where he Kick started the Kabbadi Competition, felicitated the students with certificates.
Meanwhile, a Plantation drive was also conducted at Chowgan Ground under the Green JK mission during MTMP.
He also inaugurated Library at District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) Kishtwar and Children Park/open air Gym at Ziarat Road near SalamKani in presence of DC & SSP Kishtwar and President MC Kishtwar besides other District officers.
Later, he inspected Anganwadi Centre Zargar Mohalla B and distributed Baby Kits among girl child mothers.