‘Back to Village’ Phase V: Dheeraj chairs Bal Sabha, monitors enrolment of beneficiaries under various schemes at Ichgam

Budgam: Principal Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment, Dheeraj Gupta, on Tuesday chaired a Bal Sabha and inaugurated sports activities at newly developed play field during fifth phase of ambitious “Back to village” programme held at PanchyathalqaIchgam.
During the BalSabha, Principal Secretary interacted with students from Middle School and Primary school Ichgam who raised their demands and issues.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary instructed the concerned to provide projector facility for the ICT lab and other necessary equipment for sports besides furniture for Middle and primary schools in the Panchayat.
During the event, Principal Secretary along with Deputy Commissioner, AkshayLabroo, also inspected stalls installed by various departments to create awareness about their welfare schemes and flagship programmes. He reviewed implementation of department wise welfare schemes and flagship programs.
Chairman BDC, ADDC, ACD and all district officers attended the programme.
Principal Secretary also distributed sanction letters and felicitated beneficiaries under PMEGP, JSY, Mumkin, Tejaswini, Nutrition Kits for TB patients. Besides, beneficiaries of Agriculture, NRLM and Horticulture departments were also felicitated on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dheeraj Gupta highlighted the importance of conducting “Back to village” programmes. ”Such programmes have been taileored to see development on ground with transformative improvement in overall work culture.
He said the programme should be observed as a means to celebrate governance at the grassroots level with people’s participation and accountability of the administration.
Later, the Principal Secretary also visited newly constructed play field and inaugurated sports activities including Tug of War and Kabadi championships. He also handed over band equipment among various schools.
He said that the playfield will be improved under phase- 2 and all required sports related infrastructure facilities shall be created for local youth.
Deputy Commissioner, AkshayLabroo who also spoke on the occasion, urged upon the youth to make best use of the ground and ensure maximum participation in sports activities.
It is apt to mention that the Phase fifth (5th) of Back to village has started on 7th of November and will culminate on 16th of November in all panchayats across the J&K.

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