Ganderbal : Commissioner Secretary, Hospitality and Protocol (H&P), Tallat Parvez Rohella, on Friday visited Ganderbal and chaired a meeting of district officers to review progress on ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra here at Mini Secretariat, Ganderbal.
While addressing the officers, Commissioner Secretary said that the vision behind the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) is to ensure widespread awareness among rural masses, reaching the unreached population, and facilitating the utilization of welfare schemes for socio-economic upliftment of poor.
Commissioner Secretary, while taking review department wise, lauded the efforts of district administration for making this yatra successful. He said that purpose of holding review meeting was to identify hurdles hindering target achievements and discuss strategies for their resolution.
Interacting with the officers, the Commissioner Secretary highlighted the transformative impact of VBSY in fostering development, promoting engagement with government schemes, and achieving saturation under citizen-centric schemes. He impressed upon the concerned to reach out to all the vulnerable sections of the society and target for saturation of all the beneficiary oriented schemes by way of adopting best practices and coordination among the departments.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shyambir, presented a detailed overview of the achievements made under flagship schemes in the district since the initiation of the Yatra on November 25. He said that multiple activities were held at the venues to make the Yatra a successful event.
The DC briefed the Commissioner Secretary about the action plan implemented to ensure widespread awareness among the masses. He informed that 114 Panchayats have been covered in 20 days during which eligible beneficiaries were facilitated on-the-spot besides vigorous awareness was created about all flagship schemes to achieve saturation under such schemes.
While giving details, the DC informed that over 1.2 lakh persons attended the events and 2552 persons shared their experience under ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’ besides district administration has achieved saturation under various schemes including PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, KCC, JJM, etc.
VBS Yatra arrives in Urban Areas of Distt Bla, DC Sehrish urges for saturation of Govt schemes
Baramulla : Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) on Friday arrived in Urban Areas of Baramulla district after successfully culminating in its objective in rural areas of the district.
The Yatra, with its primary objective to educate the public about the various government welfare schemes, witnessed an exceptional community engagement and raised significant awareness across the municipal areas within the district.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Baramulla, Tehsildar Baramulla, CEO Municipal Council Baramulla and others, on Friday led Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Cariapa Park, Baramulla.
At the event, Dr. Sehrish inspected multiple stalls set up by various departments, including Education, Agriculture, Health, ICDS and Food Supplies among others. These stalls showcased a wide range of government schemes, services, and facilities aimed at benefiting the public.
Dr. Sehrish, accompanied by other officials and the public, eagerly watched Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on a mounted LED screen atop an Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) van.
Following that, the DC administered a pledge, encouraging both officers and the assembled public to affirm their dedication to the nation’s unity and advancement.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sehrish highlighted the basic objective of the VBSY, which is to saturate crucial government run beneficiary schemes at grass roots level.
The DC further said that the administration is diligently working to extend the benefits of various schemes such as Ujwala, Vishwakarma, Ayushman and others directly to the public’s doorstep.
Dr. Sehrish also encouraged the public to actively engage in accessing the benefits of these schemes, highlighting their pivotal role in promoting inclusive development for everyone.
Later, the DC distributed Gas Connections, Sanction Letters, Land Passbooks, Ayush Cards and other certificates among various eligible beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the VBSY also expanded to other Municipal areas of the district with officials continuing engaging with the community and disseminating information to the public about vital government run beneficiary schemes.
VBS Yatra: IEC campaign held in 13 wards in MC Kulgam
DC Kulgam participates in VBS Yatra function at Bungam, Administers VBS pledge among participants
Kulgam : Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) continues in full swing in Kulgam district and has reached urban areas on Friday by covering 13 wards of Municipal Council, Kulgam.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat also participated in VBSY at Bungam Kulgam where he administered the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Pledge among participants.
ACR, Mir Imtiyaz-ul-Aziz; ACD, Mohammad Imran; EO, Mohammad Imran and other officers and officials of line departments also attended the programme.
The programme also witnessed overwhelming public participation.
Stalls were set up by various departments to aware people about their schemes and programmes besides on spot registration counters were also set up by the departments.
During the programme, video messages of Hon’ble Prime Minister and other promotional videos were also screened on an IEC van.
Addressing the gathering, DC complimented the concerned for organising the yatra successfully and also extended gratitude to people for their pro-active participation and overwhelming response to the events of the yatra since the beginning of the yatra.
He said that the focus of the Yatra is to reach out to the people, creating awareness and providing benefits of welfare schemes.
Students also presented colourful and scintillating cultural programmes and theme based skits.
VBS Yatra leaves lasting impact on Distt Pulwama, paving the way for dev
Pulwama : The ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) that commenced on November 25, 2023 in the district has emerged as a catalyst for transformative change in every corner of District Pulwama. The Yatra, living up to its name, has successfully aligned with the vision of a developed nation.
This extensive journey is meticulously covering every portion and Panchayat within the District, ensuring the effective implementation and saturation of Government schemes among beneficiaries. The Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) vans have played a crucial role in conveying the message and vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, fostering awareness about the Nation’s Development Goals.
Beyond mere dissemination, the Yatra has actively engaged with beneficiaries, ensuring that government scheme benefits permeate every segment of society. This holistic approach is integral to achieving the broader goal of a developed and prosperous Nation.
In addition to the saturation of Government schemes, various camps, and on spot services are main highlights of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. These serve as essential platforms for community engagement and ensuring that the advantages of Government initiatives reach those most in need.
In a significant highlight, Health Camps have been organized as part of the VBSY. Till date, 30,710 individuals have been screened in the district, reflecting the Yatra’s commitment to the health and well-being of the community. Notably, 472 individuals have availed the Suraksha Bima Yojana, and 353 people have benefited from the Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana during the on-spot services provided in course of VBSY.
The VBSY in District Pulwama epitomizes more than just a Governmental outreach; it symbolizes a comprehensive strategy for community development. The concerted efforts aim not only to saturate Government schemes but also to foster an environment conducive to holistic and sustainable growth.
VBS Yatra: Mega events held at Teetwal, Keran, Machil & Trehgam; 12 more Panchayats covered
Kupwara : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), a nation-wide transformative campaign to spread awareness and ensure the delivery of government flagship schemes, stretches out to 11 more Panchayats of Kupwara district on Friday, covering 274 Panchayats out of total 385 Panchayats of the district.
Mega events of VBSY were organised on Friday at Teetwal, Keran, and Machil, close to the line of control. The campaign attracted the attention of people on the other side of the LoC in (POK), who were seen watching activities of the VBSY in Teetwal and Keran.
The VBSY presented a festive look with a large number of people thronging the venue at Shan-e-Teetwal ground close to River Kishanganga (LOC).
During the Yatra, people were seen enthusiastically listening to the recorded message from the Prime Minister.
People also availed the facilities of instant enrolment in Government Schemes, Free Medical Checkups, Zero-Balance Bank Accounts, Aadhar Updates, Ayushman cards, and ABHA IDs. Beneficiaries of CSSs, progressive farmers and successful entrepreneurs shared their positive experiences under ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’.
At Shan-e–Teetwal Stadium, SDM Karnah, Dr.Gulzar Ahmad Rather administered the Viksit pledge to the participants. Mega event was attended by Tehsildar Karnah, Eyaad Qadri, District Officers, and Sub divisional officers.
Similar activities of VBSY were organised at Keran, Machil, Shumnag, Trehgam A, Trehgam B, Trehgam C, Trehgam D, Trehgam E, Trehgam F, Dogerpora and Dogerpora A of Kalaroos Block on Friday.
As part of the campaign, the IEC vans traversed through different Panchayats amid a warm welcome by the PRIs and people.
The participants took the pledge and representatives of the line departments also presented their stalls and explained the various schemes and programmes run by the government for the public welfare.
Kathua: VBS Yatra boosts up Panchayats in Block Bhoond with DDC Chairman spearheading transformative initiatives
Kathua : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, an initiative dedicated to the holistic development of rural India, marked a momentous occasion in Sandhar and Jandrali Panachayats in Block Bhoond. Led by the dynamic vision of DDC Chairman Col (Retd) Mahan Singh, the campaign witnessed spirited participation from locals, including PRI members, women, and enthusiastic school students, in a series of impactful activities geared towards community progress and empowerment.
A cornerstone event of this auspicious gathering was the laying of the foundation stone for the ambitious 2km road project, stretching from Bani Road Shahra to Naganna Road. Estimated at a cost of Rs. 3.40 Lac under the NABARD scheme, the road construction, to be undertaken by PWD Basohli, aims to provide crucial connectivity benefiting approximately 7000 residents in the area.
The festivities encompassed a diverse range of activities designed to uplift and educate the community. From drone demonstrations tailored for farmers to the Viksit Bharat Sankalp pledge, medical checkups offered at stalls, and an aggressive awareness campaign conducted through the IEC Van, the atmosphere buzzed with enthusiasm. The overarching goal is to foster a spirit of collective progress, ensuring an inclusive Viksit Bharat that empowers every citizen to actively contribute to the nation’s development, aiming for a developed India by 2047.
One of the highlights was the comprehensive dissemination of knowledge by officers from various departments regarding numerous government-sponsored schemes tailored for the welfare of the people. Citizens were encouraged to take advantage of these initiatives, emphasizing the importance of participation to avail themselves of the benefits these schemes offer.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Sandhar and Jandrali Panachayats served as a beacon of transformative change, igniting hope and enthusiasm among the locals for a brighter, more developed future.
VBS Yatra reaches 12 Panchayats of Udhampur on 20th day
PRI members and local people hail Govt initiative
Udhampur : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), a nationwide campaign dedicated to spreading awareness and ensuring the effective implementation of government flagship schemes, successfully expanded its reach to 12 additional Panchayats within Udhampur District on its 20th day.
Numerous activities unfolded across Panchayats such as Katwalt, Baryalta, Rang, Badali, Gandala, Patta, Dalsar, and Surni. Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Vans, equipped with LED displays, traversed these areas, adeptly disseminating information about various beneficiary schemes to the public.
Officers and officials from diverse government departments actively engaged with the public, creating awareness about welfare schemes through product showcases at stalls strategically set up at the VBSY venues. Under the banner of ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubaani,’ beneficiaries of different schemes shared their success stories, adding a personal touch to the transformative impact of these initiatives.
Furthermore, local residents had the opportunity to access healthcare services, including screenings for various ailments and free medicines, through various health camps conducted during these events.
Transformative Wave Sweeps Distt Doda amid VBS Yatra Camps
Doda : District Doda is currently experiencing a transformative wave through the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. The initiative spans various blocks, including Doda, Dali Udhaynpur, Bhaderwah, Gundna, Chilly Pingal, and Jakyas. The primary objective is to raise awareness about government initiatives aimed at the holistic development of the region.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra has left an indelible mark on numerous panchayats, such as Udhaynpur, Katihand, Dhara-B, Jodhpur, Manthala, Dandi Kansar, Gadaher-B, Cherrote, Challer, Sanwara, and Chilly Paine. Residents displayed overwhelming enthusiasm and passion, welcoming the yatra van with vibrant cultural programs, sports activities, and showcases of various government-sponsored schemes on big LED screens.
Each designated panchayat witnessed the warm welcome of the yatra, featuring flagship schemes like PM KISAN, Vishwakarma, Suraksha Bima Yojna, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, JJM, Poshan Abhiyaan, and more. Representatives from various government departments highlighted these schemes, fostering enthusiasm and active participation in the nation’s development.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra not only showcases the rich cultural heritage of the region but also serves as a platform for different government departments to demonstrate their flagship schemes and services. The event, featuring pledge ceremonies, health checkup camps, quiz competitions, and cultural activities, received a warm welcome at all designated panchayats. Frontline workers and local residents gathered to celebrate, with the honorable Prime Minister’s message passionately screened on big LED screens, conveying the latest information about government-sponsored schemes. This collective effort empowers locals by informing them about various government-sponsored schemes and their benefits.
VBS Yatra promotes comprehensive coverage under Govt Schemes in Rajouri
Rajouri : Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) is gaining momentum in Rajouri, driving the implementation of various government schemes and bringing about comprehensive development in the district. This initiative aims to transform Rajouri by reaching underserved areas and ensuring the effective execution of government programs, thereby improving the lives of its residents.
To effectively communicate and create awareness about these initiatives, an Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) van has been deployed as an essential part of the Yatra. This mobile communication platform has played a crucial role in engaging with local communities and equipping them with the necessary knowledge to benefit from government schemes.
The VBSY has achieved remarkable success in implementing various government schemes in Rajouri District. These schemes, designed to enhance the quality of life and provide essential services, have been executed with exceptional efficiency on the ground. The VBSY IEC vans on Friday traveled through the panchayats of Kothian-A, Jungrial-East, Jungrial-West, Kothian-A, Jigni, Dhangri Lower, Baljarallan, Sankari and Kotedhera of block Moughla, Kalakote, Dhangri and Rajouri.
The impact of the Yatra can be seen in improved access to healthcare, education, and basic amenities, as well as the overall progress of Rajouri District. This initiative has been meticulously planned and executed to align with the core objective of holistic development, leaving a lasting and positive impact on the community.
The VBSY represents progress and collaboration, embodying the spirit of Viksit Bharat Sankalp. By bringing government schemes to the grassroots level and ensuring comprehensive coverage, it has created a platform for empowerment and upliftment. This transformative journey in Rajouri District stands as an exemplary model of effective governance, community engagement, and collective determination to build a better and prosperous India.
VBS Yatra empowers Reasi communities
Reasi : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a transformative journey aimed at fostering development and promoting government initiatives, has made significant strides as it reached five panchayats Dhanour, Thakrakote, Bogadas, Arbais, Marhi A in the Reasi district on Friday. The initiative has been a collaborative effort involving various line departments, local artisans, and enthusiastic students.
As part of the Yatra, a series of engaging activities were organized through the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Van to raise awareness about government schemes. Line departments actively participated, offering on-the-spot online services to the community. Additionally, free medical checkup camps were set up, providing essential healthcare services and distributing free medicines.
The community had the opportunity to hear messages from the Prime Minister, emphasizing the commitment to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. To further disseminate information, pamphlets outlining different government schemes were distributed among the residents.
Cultural programs, featuring local artisans, added a vibrant touch to the initiative, while students showcased their knowledge through on-the-spot quiz activities. The event also saw the community coming together to take the Sankalp pledge, reaffirming their dedication to the progress of the region.
VBS Yatra: DIC Reasi promotes PM Vishwakarma Scheme
Reasi : To empower local artisans and promote economic growth, the District Industries Center, Reasi, is actively engaging communities through the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. The primary focus of this initiative is to raise awareness about the PM Vishwakarma Scheme, a visionary program aimed at fostering skill development and entrepreneurship among the skilled workforce.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra serves as a platform for the District industries Centre to directly connect with the community, providing them with comprehensive information about the various facets of the PM Vishwakarma Scheme. Through interactive sessions, workshops, and informative materials, the department seeks to elucidate the benefits and opportunities available under this initiative.
The PM Vishwakarma Scheme, launched by the government, is designed to empower traditional artisans, craftsmen, and skilled individuals by providing financial assistance, training, and access to markets. It aligns with the broader vision of fostering self-reliance and promoting the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
The Department encourages active participation from local communities, artisans, and stakeholders to make the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra a success. By collaborating with the people, the Department aims to create a robust ecosystem that supports sustainable livelihoods and contributes to the overall development of the region.
The District Industries Center, Reasi, is committed to fostering industrial growth, supporting skilled artisans, and promoting economic development in the district. Through various initiatives, the department strives to create a conducive environment for entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods.
VBS Yatra reaches 108 Panchayats in Ramban Distt
Ramban : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), which was started on November 28, has reached 108 Panchayats of Ramban District.
The VBSY, a transformative initiative aimed at reaching the unreached and maximizing Government schemes’ impact across the district, on Friday unfurled across 4 Panchayats in block Gandhari and Sangaldan of district under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary.
The Yatra witnessed active participation from local residents amid splendid unprecedented display of cultural promotional activities. Youth, in particular, took centre stage, delivering stirring speeches on moral values and presenting captivating cultural programmes that added vibrancy and energy to the gatherings.
In remarkable response, the locals and community leaders further elevated the spirit of the event, encouraging active involvement in the journey toward the nation’s advancement. The Yatra made its mark across Kabbi Jagir and Bhattan of block Gandhari, besides Farmote and Sangaldan A of Block Sangaldan.
During the camps, the officers of the line Departments underscored the importance of bringing government schemes closer to communities, igniting a spirit of development and reaching the unreached population.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra aims to empower communities, foster unity, and encourage participation in initiatives that drive the country’s development.
SDM, Gool, Tanveer-Ul-Majid, BDO, Gandhari, Amit Singh, BDO, Sangaldan, Anmol and various other officers participated in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in different panchayats of block Gandhari and Sangaldan.
The day’s activities included playing a recorded message from the PM, showcasing a film on VBSY on IEC Vans which visited the Panchayts, Meri Kahani Meri Zubani, Viksit Bharat Sankalp pledges, free medical camps, and the schemes which were publicized in mega event included, Ayushman Bharat, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, PM Awas Yojana (Rural), PM Ujjwala Yojana, PM Vishwakarma, PM Kisan Saman Nidhi, Kisan Credit Card (KCC), PM Poshan Abhiyan, Jan Dhan Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Jal Jeeven Mission and Atal Pension Yojana.
GDC Ramgarh organizes Poster Making Competition on Viksit Bharat @ 2047
Samba : Government Degree College Ramgarh, organized a poster making competition as part of the series of activities being organized by the College to observe ‘Viksit Bharat @ 2047’. The event was held under the guidance and supervision of the College Principal Prof. (Dr.) Geetanjali Andotra. She applauded the participants and encouraged them to participate in such activities. She reiterated that the core vision of Viksit Bharat @ 2047 is to transform Bharat into a developed nation by 2047. This initiative aims to provide a platform for the youth to actively contribute their ideas and suggestions towards a developed nation.
The students of the college actively participated in the poster making competition and presented their ideas for a developed/Viksit Bharat. The competition was judged by Dr. Sanobar Chib, Dr. Shivali Choudhary, and Priya Sharma. The first position was secured by Gurneet Kour of Sem-1st, the second position was secured by Sneha Kumari of Sem-1st and third position was secured by Manvi Verma of Sem-1st and consolation prize was secured by Harsh Kumar of Sem-1st.
The organizing committee of the event included Dr. Aditi Khajuria, Prof. Brham Dutt, Dr. Ekta Rani, Akanksha Kangotra, Sunil Kumar, Priya Sharma and Dr. Paramjeet Kour.
VBS Yatra encouraged communities to make India Self-reliant by 2047: DC Doda
Doda : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a nationwide initiative aimed at transforming rural and urban communities, reached Doda on Friday with a vibrant program at the Community Hall in Municipal Council Doda. The event was attended by Deputy Commissioner Harvinder Singh as the Chief Guest, along with SSP Abdul Qayoom and the officers from line departments and witnessed the distribution of Ujjwala connections, sanctioning of loans under PM SVANidhi scheme, financial assistance to the beneficiaries under PMAY-U, and a renewed spirit of development in the community.
The program at Doda is a microcosm of the transformative impact the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is having across the country. By empowering communities, fostering collaboration, and delivering key benefits, the Yatra is paving the way for a more prosperous and vibrant India.
In his address, the DC said that Development comes by empowering citizens and VBSY has emerged as a tested tool to infuse sufficient energy among the community to make India Self-reliant by 2047
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is a nationwide initiative launched by the Government of India to accelerate the development of rural and urban communities. The Yatra focuses on saturation of government schemes, grievance redressal, and fostering community participation. Through focused interventions and citizen engagement, the Yatra aims to transform India into a developed nation by 2047.
VBS Yatra spreads message of PM Modi at Maralia, Kotliian Fateh panchayats
Jammu : The special IEC Van visited Maralia and Kotli Mian Fateh Panchayats of block Miran Sahib on Friday as part of the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
The members of the Swagat Committee and PRIs welcomed the van in the presence of DDC Member Miran Sahib, Vidya Motan and DDC Member RS Pura, Prof. Garu Ram.
The Van, equipped with a big LED, screened the video message from the PM, who urged the people to take a pledge to work for the country’s progress and prosperity. The attendees took the Sankalp and committed themselves to the cause.
The event also featured cultural performances by the students, who displayed their talent and enthusiasm through songs, dances, sports events and skits.
The health department organised a health camp, where a team of doctors screened people for TB and non-communicable diseases. The beneficiaries also received Ayushman Bharat health cards.
The representatives of the line departments set up their stalls and informed the people about various government schemes and programmes for public welfare. They also handed out pamphlets and brochures and answered the people’s questions.
The public also availed free health care services under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana at the event.
VBS Yatra: Mega Outreach Program empowers people in panchayat Mulchiter & Sigdi B1 of Mughal Maidan
Kishtwar : The invaluable support from PRIs, Block Level officers, and other field functionaries significantly contributed to the smooth execution of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Mulchiter & Sigdi B1 Panchayats of Mughal Maidan in the Kishtwar district, on Friday.
Central to the Yatra’s success was the IEC Van, disseminating the Prime Minister’s message on Centrally Sponsored Schemes and their effective implementation. ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’ event provided a platform to beneficiaries to share their experiences, enriching the essence of the Yatra.
A plethora of activities were conducted, acquainting the public with numerous rural schemes. Individuals participated in Sankalp alongside cultural events under the “Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke” component, involving school students.
Health camps, held at both Panchayats during the Yatra, catered to the community’s health needs at their doorstep, conducting screenings for TB, Sickle Cell, and NCDs.
The Yatra facilitated the seamless saturation of various schemes, including Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Jan Dhan, ODF, Digitisation of Land Records, and PM Kissan.
On-the-spot services and saturation of various schemes were conducted during the occasion.
Voters’ awareness drive takes off in Jammu: EVM demo van set to tour all assembly constituencies
Jammu : To raise awareness about electronic voting machines, a voters’ awareness campaign was formally started in Jammu district. The campaign was flagged off by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ansuya Jamwal, in the presence of Deputy District Election Officer Jammu, Rameshwar Kumar.
The campaign aims to educate voters about the use of EVMs and their significance in the electoral process.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC emphasised the importance of voter education in a democracy. “It is crucial that voters understand how to use EVMs and feel confident about exercising their franchise,” she said.
The awareness campaign will see a mobile van equipped with EVMs and educational material touring all assembly constituencies of Jammu district till February 2024. The van will halt at designated locations in each point location where voters can interact with election officials, learn about the voting process, and even participate in mock polls.
To further enhance voter understanding, demonstration centres for EVMs at all 11 assembly constituencies and one at the district headquarters has been set up. These centres will allow voters to practise using EVMs and clarify any doubts they may have about the machines.
The flag-off ceremony was also attended by Assistant Commissioner General (ERO for Bishnah), Manisha and Assistant Commissioner Nazool (ERO for Nagrota), Vinay Kumar.
The EVM awareness drive is an initiative by the Election Commission to ensure informed and confident participation in the upcoming elections. By educating voters about EVMs, the Commission aims to promote transparency and strengthen the democratic process.
Shailendra joins VBS Yatra at Vijaypur
Vijaypur: Principal Secretary, Public Works (R&B) and Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Departments, Shailendra Kumar, on Friday joined the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Vijaypur Panchayat.
Principal Secretary alongwith all the officers, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) members and locals took the Sankalp pledge to work for progress and prosperity of the nation. They also listened to the Prime Minister’s message through the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Van.
The occasion was marked by cultural performances on the theme of “Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke” by school students. The theme reflects the need to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. Besides, the beneficiaries of various government schemes also shared their stories under the “Meri Kahani Meri Zubaani” program.
Shailendra Kumar felicitated the sports persons, students, and other achievers from the area. He also appreciated the children for their talent and enthusiasm.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary stated that it is the collective responsibility of all the government departments as well as the citizens to ensure that India turns into a developed nation by 2047. He urged upon the people to participate in the Sankalp Yatra and contribute towards nation building.
The event was also attended by Abhishek Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Samba; Subhra Sharma, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu; Ram Sewak, Director Horticulture Jammu; Nagendra Jamwal, Director Command Area Development; DDC member Sudarshan Slathia and other officers of district administration.
Alok Kumar takes part in VBS Yatra at Panchayat Gudwal A, Block Vijaypur
Vijaypur: Principal Secretary, Education, Alok Kumar, on Friday visited Panchayat Gudwal A in Vijaypur block as a part of ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
The event witnessed presence of esteemed guests, including Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Abhishek Sharma, Director School Education Jammu, Ashok Kumar Sharma, ADDC, Rajinder Singh and former Minister, Chander Prakash Ganga.
During the event, IEC Van played Prime Minister’s message, setting tone for the informative session ahead.
A cultural performance aligned with the theme ‘Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke’ added vibrancy to the event. Additionally, the ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubaani’ segment provided a platform for beneficiaries to share their success stories.
Addressing the gathering, Alok Kumar emphasized that the purpose of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is reaching every eligible beneficiary by awareness through the IEC Van, and ensuring that no one is left uninformed about the available government schemes.
Principal Secretary encouraged everyone to take advantage of VBSY and applauded the cultural prowess displayed by the students of the government school.
The event concluded on a positive note, reinforcing the dedication towards inclusive development and dissemination of valuable information through the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
Pr Secy PDD joins VBS Yatra event in Kathua
Kathua: Principal Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD), H Rajesh Prasad, on Friday visited Panchayat Rakh Hoshyari of Barnoti block in Kathua district as part of ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
During his visit, he interacted with the local residents and assessed the progress on development works being carried out in the area. The purpose of the yatra was to highlight the development initiatives undertaken by the government besides monitoring their progress and creating awareness among the people regarding different government schemes.
While addressing the gathering, Principal Secretary emphasized the Prime Minister’s vision behind the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) of ensuring widespread awareness among rural masses, reaching the unreached population, and facilitating the utilization of government welfare schemes. He highlighted the transformative impact of VBSY in fostering development, promoting engagement with government schemes, and achieving saturation under citizen-centric schemes.
The arrival of the Viksit Bharat Rath (IEC Van) symbolized the government’s commitment towards continuous public welfare and improved facilities at the grassroots level. The participants listened keenly to the recorded message of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
On the occasion, various beneficiaries shared their success stories, emphasizing the tangible benefits reaped from government welfare schemes through “Meri Kahani Meri Zubani.”
Principal Secretary administered the “Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat” pledge to the officials, PRI members, and citizens.
During the event, cultural programs presented by the students of Government Middle School Jasrota highlighted the flagship schemes, aiming to sensitize the local population about the objectives of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
Later, Principal Secretary along with DDC Vice Chairman, Raghunandan Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Rakesh Minhas, SSP, Shivdeep Singh Jamwal, ADC, Ranjit Singh and ACD, Kishore Singh Katoch inspected the stalls set up by various government departments showcasing schemes related to agriculture, horticulture, health, animal husbandry, social welfare, handicraft, handloom and other wings. He interacted with the officers, and reviewed progress achieved, so far, under different schemes on ground.
Raising awareness, inspiring progress: VBS Yatra reaches Khour Town
Jammu : The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra on Friday made a mark at ward 1 and Ward 2 of Municipal Committee Khour, spreading awareness and promoting citizens’ participation.
SDM Khour, Anil Kumar Thakur and Tehsildar, Monika Sharma actively participated, highlighting the program’s significance.
Departments had set up stalls distributing informative pamphlets, posters, and showcasing their work through exhibits. The residents of twin blocks lauded the the district administration for bringing such a valuable and enlightening program to the community’s doorsteps.
Adding a touch of cultural enthusiasm, students of M.S Banibasti School presented captivating performances, emphasising the importance of a clean and green environment under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Earlier, the van arrived at the community hall near the Municipal Office, followed by a stop in Khour town. Here, a video message from the Prime Minister was screened on a big LED mounted on the IEC Van. It also showcased the town’s achievements under various government schemes.
Sectoral officers present at the event also played a crucial role. They actively addressed the public, raising awareness about various government initiatives and flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Har Ghar Jal, Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Vishwakarma and Ujjwala Yojana etc.
The program also facilitated easy access to services by setting up stalls for on-spot registration under PM Vishwakarma and other online government portals.
VBS Yatra reaches border panchayat Abdal in block Suchetgarh
Jammu : The Viksit Bharat Yatra, a transformative initiative focused on holistic rural development, reached border panchayat Abdal on Friday. Block Development Officer, Akanksha Gupta and Sarpanch were chief guests on the occasion.
Recognising the unique challenges faced by the border public, the Viksit Bharat Yatra aimed to foster progress and well-being. Residents, local leaders and volunteers came together to address various facets of rural development, including healthcare, education and agriculture.
Frontline departments actively participated, setting up stalls and providing resources, information and assistance to address specific needs. This collaborative effort showcased the commitment to empowering communities in challenging terrains.
The Sarpanch expressed appreciation for the Yatra’s dedicated focus on border areas and its comprehensive approach to rural development. BDO Suchetgarh emphasised the importance of collaboration between local administration, grassroots initiatives and government bodies for sustainable change.