Kupwara: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Dr. DoifodeSagarDattatrayon Tuesday inaugurated a 3 day long multimedia exhibition at Government Degree College (GDC) Kupwara.
The exhibition is being organised by the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India as part of a series of awareness programmes being organised across different districts of J&K under the aegis of Azadi Ka AmriMahotsav.
The exhibition showcases the history of India’s freedom struggle through photo exhibits, audio-visual aids, printed Information Education and Communication (IEC) material and documentary screenings.
Apart from the information on the unsung heroes of the Indian National Movement, the exhibition also provides information about different public welfare schemes of the government focusing on flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat- PMJAY, PM-KISAN, NEP-2020 and POSHAN Abhiyan.
In his presidential address, the DC said that AmritMahotsav is the celebration of India’s matchless achievement in a short span of 75 years. He said that India has marched ahead of nations that started their journey with India and is rubbing shoulders with developed countries.
He said that the photo exhibition on AzadiKaAmritMahotsav by CBC provides an opportunity to go back to the era of Indian freedom struggle and live those times. He said that India has set an example in democratic traditions.
Dr. Sagar detailed out various flagship programmes being implemented by the government for public welfare and urged the people to take benefit of these schemes.
In his welcome address Field Publicity Officer, CBC, Srinagar briefed the guests about the mandate and activities of the CBC in Jammu and Kashmir. He informed that CBC’s field offices are engaged in the mass awareness about the public welfare schemes of the government in remote rural and border areas of J&K. He said that people have to be informed for empowerment of the society and the success of these schemes is dependent on the public awareness.
The program was attended by officials from district administration, Chairpersons and Members of various Block Development Councils, Panchs and Sarpanchs and Supervisors, Workers from ICDS and eminent citizens of the area.
On the occasion Dr. Jahangir Ahmad, supervisor of the POSHAN project, gave a detailed presentation on the POSHAN Abhiyan highlighting its objectives, implementation strategy and achievements. He said the mission focuses on bringing in a behavioural change in society for ensuring holistic nutrition.
Field Publicity Officer, CBC informed that over the next two days people will be informed about different welfare schemes, the expert lectures, cultural programmes, activities for students, film screening and distribution of awareness material by the bureau. He said officers and experts from various nodal departments have been invited to be part of the event.
Earlier, on Monday a pre-publicity event was organised at Gujjar and Bakerwal hostel Kupwara wherein students were apprised about various scholarship and skill development schemes implemented for students especially the tribal students.