CHURACHANDPUR, APRIL 14: Agriculture Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian today launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Churachandpur district –a special initiative for villages with large number of saturation under Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas campaign- during a function organized by the District Administration on the occasion of Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti at District Training Centre, Tuibong.
While speaking at the launch function, Shri V. Hangkhanlian said that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan aims to cover weaker sections of the society under key welfare schemes of the Government.
His first public speech in Meiteilon in Churachandpur, Shri V. Hangkhanlian said that the need to spread awareness about various schemes and projects of the Government to the beneficiaries in the hills/villages in order to avail the benefits to them has prompted the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh to launch noble initiatives like ‘Go to the Hills,’ and now ‘Go to the Village’ mission. These initiatives have been launched to explore the economic and social conditions of the people in the hill/remote areas with the objectives to improve their lives and bring equitable development.
Underlining the objective behind the ‘Go to the Village’ mission which is scheduled to be launched on May 1, Shri Hangkhanlian said there are many people who have not received any benefits from various Govt schemes in the interior areas. These loopholes should be plugged through district administration by going to the villages and assessing their conditions on the ground. Not only the DLO/BLOs, but the administrative secretaries and HoDs and even the MLAs and Minister will go to find firsthand account of the people if the need arises, he said.
The Minister also stressed the need for better and efficient coordination among all stake holders including politicians, officers, social/village leaders and Church leaders for efficient implementation of various grassroots developmental schemes.
Shri Hangkhanlian also encouraged the people to get themselves acquainted with State language so that there is oneness and there is no linguistic/communication barrier among the people which will in turn brings development. He further appealed to all concerned to strive to realize the dreams and ideas of BR Ambedkar while also seeking the cooperation of all concerned to contribute their might for the upliftment of the poor and weaker sections.
He added that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan will be a prelude to the State Govt’s ‘Go to the Villages’ mission.
Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur, Shri Shyam Lal Poonia, while giving the welcome address, appealed to all concerned to live upto the noble teachings and ideas of BR Ambedkar and work together to make the district free from all kinds of discriminations.
He further said that the Gram Swaraj campaign aims to saturate seven schemes like PMUJ, Saubhagya, Ujala Scheme, PMJDY, PMJJBY, PMSBY and Mission Indradhanush.
To highlight various Government schemes, the Gram Swaraj exercise will continue till May 5. As a part of the programme, Swachh Bharat Prav will be held on April 18. April 20 will be observed as Ujjwala Diwas while Panchayati Raj Diwas and Gram Swaraj Diwas will be observed on April 24 and April 28 respectively.Ayushman Bharat Diwas, Kishan Kalyan Diwas and Aajeevika Diwas will be observed on April 30, May 2 and May 5 respectively. Altogether, 118 villages will be covered in Churachandpur district under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
By the sideline of the programme, District Social Welfare Office, Ccpur opened a stall where the CMST, NSAP and Old age pension forms were made available while Aadhaar enrolment camps were opened by all SDOs of the district. The SDO also issued ST certificates at the venue.
Shri Ajay Arora, AC to DC, Churachandpur spoke on Dr BR Ambedkar’s life and ideas. Amongst others, the programme today was attended by Shri Khaipao Haokip, Chairman, ADC, Ccpur; Shri Paukhanlian, EM, ADC/Ccpur; Shri Rakesh Balwal, SP/Ccpur and other DLOs of Churachandpur.
Later in the afternoon,Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address to the nation which was telecast live on TV from Bijapur was watched by the DLOs.