Jammu: Hon’ble Union Minister of Rural Development &Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh and Lieutenant Governor, J&K, Manoj Sinha Sunday handed over National Panchayat Awards to PRI members of J&K at Raj Bhavan.
The Union Minister and the Lt Governor congratulated the awardees and impressed upon them to continue their work as vital members of the grassroots democracy in J&K.
The PRI members received awards under different categories of the National Panchayat Awards 2022, which are DeenDayalUpadhyayPanchayatSashaktikaranPuraskar (DDUPSP) for improving delivery of services and public goods; NanajiDeshmukhRashtriya Gaurav Gram SabhaPuraskar (NDRGGSP) for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development by involving Gram Sabhas; Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award (GPDPA) for developing its GPDP on the model guidelines and Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA) for adopting child-friendly practices.
The Panchayats/ Village Councils were evaluated for the work undertaken by them during the appraisal year 2020-21.
Ms SafeenaBeigh, DDC Chairperson Baramulla; Sh Mir Iqbal, BDC Chairperson from Baramulla; Ms Anju Sharma Sarpanch from Rajouri and Ms Parveena Begum, Sarpanch from Kupwara received DeenDayalUpadhyayPanchayatSashaktikaranPuraskar (DDUPSP) under National Panchayat Awards-2022, while ShRomal Singh, Sarpanch from Doda received Gram PanchayatDevelopment Plan Award (GPDPA), ShKhazir Mohd Mir, Sarpanch from Baramulla received Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA) and Ms Zainab Jan, Sarpanch Kupwara received NanajiDeshmukhRashtriya Gaurav Gram SabhaPuraskar (NDRGGSP).
Ms Mandeep Kaur, Administrative Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj; Sh Mohammad Mumtaz Ali, Director Rural Development Jammu, besides other officers were present on the occasion.