Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) continues to remain committed to fostering community development, as demonstrated by the successful extension of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) to two more locations within the Srinagar city.
The Yatra now encompasses Ikhraj Pora and Mehjoor Nagar vicinities, to raise awareness through outreach activities to achieve saturation of schemes.
VBS Yatra Chronicles Rampyari’s homecoming through PMAY Scheme
Kathua : Prithi Chack a peaceful village in Kathua where lives Rampyari, an embodiment of resilience whose life has been profoundly changed by the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme. Her journey stands as a powerful testament to the impact of governmental initiatives in uplifting grassroots communities.
Rampyari vividly recalls the hardships her family endured living in a kacha house. Monsoon rains and extreme weather conditions were constant battles they faced, compromising their safety and well-being. The lack of a solid, permanent shelter not only exposed them to the elements but also brought a sense of vulnerability and discomfort.
“It was a struggle,” Rampyari shares, her voice tinged with gratitude and emotion as she reflects on the past. “Our kacha house made us endure difficulties during every rainy season and the biting cold. It was more than just physical discomfort; it affected our dignity and morale.” The PMAY scheme became the beacon of hope for Rampyari and her family. The opportunity to have a pucca house through this initiative not only lifted their spirits but also provided a sense of security and dignity that had long eluded them.
“I have no words to thank the Prime Minister,” Rampyari expresses with heartfelt gratitude. “His vision and the implementation of the PMAY scheme made our dream of a pakka house a reality. It’s more than just bricks and mortar; it’s about reclaiming our dignity and breaking free from the shackles of uncertainty.” she said with a beaming smile.
Narrating her life’s transformation during ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani’ segment of the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, Rampyari’s words echo the sentiments of many in similar situations, where a solid, permanent home means much more than just a structure. It signifies stability, pride, and the assurance of a better future.
In her journey towards realizing this dream, Rampyari extends her appreciation to the PRIs (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and the Rural Development Department for their unwavering guidance and support throughout the process. Their assistance and timely advice played a crucial role in navigating the complexities of availing the benefits of the scheme.
Today, Rampyari stands as a beacon of hope in her community, a living testament to the transformative power of initiatives like PMAY. Her story resonates as a reminder of the impact a home can have on restoring dignity, providing security, and fostering a sense of belonging.
As Rampyari looks ahead with newfound optimism, her story stands as an inspiration, showcasing the immense positive changes that can be brought about by inclusive government schemes that uplift the lives of those in need.
VBS Yatra: Vikramjit holds public darbar at Assar, Vows for saturation of welfare, dev schemes
Doda : Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce, Vikramjit Singh, on Thursday held a public outreach programme under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, at Assar.
The visit was aimed to address public grievances and demands besides educating people about numerous government welfare schemes as part of ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra campaign.
Addressing the gathering, Commissioner Secretary urged upon the people to take advantage of government schemes tailored for their socio-economic empowerment. He asked the officials to optimally utilize VBSY platform ensuring saturation of all central government schemes.
During the programme, various public representatives highlighted their issues which inter alia included upgradation of PHC Assar to Trauma Hospital, water sports in Trungul area, re-opening of Gypsum Mining in Assar, restoration of old National Highway in Assar, construction of Sub Divisional Secretariat in Assar, augmentation of roads, schools and other infrastructure.
Commissioner Secretary asked the ADDC Doda to compile and submit the demands along with their technical feasibility reports to his office, so that the same could be taken up with the concerned authorities for early redressal.
Representatives from various government departments provided detailed information, fostering enthusiasm and active public participation in these initiatives. The events drew large crowds, indicating active engagement and participation of the community.
Later, Commissioner Secretary distributed sanctioned letters of KCC and PMEGP among the beneficiaries besides presenting Soil Health Cards to the farmers. He also administered Viksit Bharat Pledge to the audience during the programme.
Among others SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom, ADDC, Pran Singh, GM DIC, SE Jal Shakti, ACD, DTO, other officers of district administration, health officials, officials from Rural Development Department and members of Panchayati Raj Institutions were present on the occasion.
VBS Yatra achieves new milestones in community outreach in Kathua Distt
Kathua : Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra continues to make substantial strides in its mission to bring about positive change in the lives of citizens across various regions. As part of the outreach schedule, a series of impactful events and awareness campaigns are being conducted in different blocks, underscoring the Yatra’s commitment to reach every corner of the nation and uplift those who have been distanced from governmental schemes.
In Block Kathua, the events, held at Panchayats Kathera, Kharote, Logate, and Mehtabpur, saw enthusiastic participation and engagement from the local community. Similarly, in Block Nagrota Gujroo, the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) vans effectively reached out to Panchayats Sialna, Tharakalwal B, Tharakalwal, and Aglidhar, fostering awareness and interaction on critical issues.
The impact of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is palpable, positively transforming the lives of individuals who have, for various reasons, remained isolated from the benefits of government initiatives. Its overarching goal to bridge the gap and bring inclusivity to the forefront is steadily becoming a reality.
Government officials are actively urging citizens to make the most of tailor-made governmental schemes and programs, emphasizing the importance of staying informed and aligned with the nation’s evolving aspirations. This aligns perfectly with the Prime Minister’s vision to propel India towards becoming a developed nation by 2047.
The ongoing activities, relentless efforts, and community-centric approach of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra exemplify a collective commitment to ensuring holistic development and inclusive growth, leaving no one behind.
VBS Yatra: Rajya Sabha MP Er Ghulam Ali Khatana interacts with residents of Panchayat Saranoo
Rajouri : With the objective of ensuring the seamless reach of Central Government schemes to the farthest corners of the district, Rajya Sabha Member Er Ghulam Ali Khatana on Thursday attended a mega event organised as the part of the ongoing “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra here at Panchayat Saranoo of block Dhangri.
Under this initiative, the Mobile Vans are traversing through the district according to a pre-defined schedule.
Laden with information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, the van aims to create public awareness about a myriad of central government schemes.
With a sound system and digital LED screen on board, the van showcases videos of Prime Minister’s addresses, testimonials from beneficiaries and informative clips to further enhance understanding.
The Yatra focuses on both urban and rural areas, spotlighting key schemes such as PM Svanidhi, PM Vishwakarma Yojana, PM Mudra Yojana, PM Ujjwala Yojana, Start up India/stand up India, Ayushman Bharat, PM Awas Yojana (Urban), SBM(Urban), PM eBus Sewa, AMRUT, PM Bhartiya Jan Aushidi Pariyojana, Ujjala Yojana, Subhagya Yojana, Digital Payment infrastructure, Khelo India, RCS:UDAN, Vande Bharat Trains and Amrit Bharat Station scheme and rural areas schemes like Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, PMGKAY, DAY-NRLM, PM Awas Yojana Rural, PM Ujjwala Yojana, PM KISAN Saman, PM Vishwakarma, KCC, PM Poshan Abhiyan, JJM and SVAMITVA.
Public representatives, during the event, played a crucial role in elucidating the array of government schemes designed for the public welfare. They meticulously detailed the diverse initiatives aimed at addressing the multifaceted needs of the community.
Various government departments contributed to the vibrancy of the event by setting up stalls at the venue, meticulously presenting a visual narrative of the myriad schemes and programs actively being implemented in the district.
Each stall became a microcosm of progress, offering a detailed insight into the transformative initiatives undertaken by different departments.
Addressing the event, Rajya Sabha Member Er Ghulam Ali Khatana passionately emphasized the significance of the Viksit Bharat Yatra, elucidating its role as a transformative nationwide journey aimed at promoting government schemes. His eloquent articulation delved into the far-reaching impact of the yatra, underscoring its pivotal role in ensuring the effective implementation of diverse welfare initiatives across the nation.
Rajya Sabha Member Er Ghulam Ali Khatana also underscored the significance of various welfare schemes during his address. Emphasizing that awareness is pivotal for the successful implementation of government initiatives, he highlighted how informed citizenry plays a crucial role in the overall success of these progra
Moreover, he specifically highlighted the instrumental role of the “Viksit Bharat Yatra” in this context. This journey, aims at fostering development across the nation, serves as a platform to enhance awareness and promote engagement with government schemes.
He also highlighted the role of the mobile van in achieving saturation of all schemes and enhancing awareness among the populace. This proactive approach signifies the dedication of the administration to ensuring comprehensive awareness, leaving no eligible individual uninformed about transformative government schemes.
In the course of his address, Rajya Sabha Member Er Ghulam Ali Khatana passionately underscored a plethora of self-employment generation schemes, serving as beacons of opportunity for the burgeoning youth. With an unwavering commitment to societal welfare, Er Ghulam Ali Khatana fervently emphasized the myriad initiatives spearheaded by the Central Government, designed to uplift the common masses.
He also ardently implored the youth to seize the manifold benefits afforded by these government schemes, recognizing them as catalysts for personal and communal prosperity. He highlighted the pivotal role played by self-employment in fostering economic independence and underscored the transformative potential embedded within these initiatives.
The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra stands as a testament to the commitment of the Government to inclusive development, ensuring that the benefits of its schemes reach every individual, contributing to the overall socio-economic landscape of the district.
Among the others, Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Khurshid; Assistant Commissioner Development, Vijay Kumar; Assistant Commissioner Panchayat Sheraz Chowhan; Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rajinder Sharma; BDO Dhangri, Heena Kouser and other officers, officials, PRIs and the public attended the event.
VBS Yatra Van enlightens GDC Chatroo students about Govt Schemes
Kishtwar : Government Degree College Chatroo was abuzz with activities as the institution proudly welcomed the “Viksit Bharat Sankalp yatra under the guidance of the College Principal Prof. (Dr.) Ved Kumar and in the collaboration with Indian Army.
The event saw active participation of the College Principal Prof. (Dr.) Ved Kumar, faculty members, and enthusiastic students. The event started with lighting of the ceremonial Lamp by the Principal followed by the National Anthem.
The event also featured informative videos displayed on the LED screen of the Viksit Bharat Van, showcasing government policies aimed at transforming Bharat into a developed nation.
The “Viksit Bharat” initiative, aimed at transforming India by 2047, aligns with the vision of comprehensive growth across sectors, fostering inclusivity, and positioning India as a global leader.
The event witnessed a captivating extension lecture by Kalash Nath in which he discussed how Viksit Bharat can be achieved by 2047.
In another Extension lecture, Dr. Haqnawaz Ahmad, Political Science Lecturer shed light on the importance of Viksit Bharat and the pivotal role citizens play in achieving its ambitious goals by 2047. Emphasizing India’s path towards developed nation status, Dr. Haqnawaz highlighted key areas such as per capita income, education, infrastructure, healthcare, and more, urging attendees to conscientiously contribute to the nation’s advancement.
The initiative by Government Degree College Chatroo exemplifies the institution’s dedication towards fostering social awareness and empowering its academic community beyond conventional academics.
Prof. (Dr.) Ved Kumar reiterated the significance of Viksit Bharat, underscoring its multidimensional approach encompassing policy reforms and progressive policies for economic growth and social development.
Expressing satisfaction over the event’s turnout, Prof. (Dr.) Ved Kumar acknowledged the contribution of Dr. Haqnawaz in highlighting the importance of such awareness programs in nurturing responsible citizens
VBS Yatra Van spreads PM’s message among residents of Panchayat Panjtoot of Block Samwan
Jammu : As part of the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a special van reached Panchayat Panjtoot of Block Samwan, on Thursday amid a warm welcome by the members of the Swagat Committee, PRI Members of panchayats in presence of Ex MLA, Krishan Lal, Sarpanch Samwan Jagdish Raj ji, Block Development Officer Ajay Kumar Pandita along with officials of line departments and local public.
The VBSY Van aims to spread the message of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision of making India a developed nation by 2047.
The van displayed a video message of the PM, in which he has urged the people to take a pledge to work for the progress and prosperity of the country. The people present at the event took the Sankalp, and expressed their commitment to the cause.
The event began with the National Anthem and was followed by the cultural performances by the students of GMS Panjtoot, who showcased their talent and enthusiasm through songs, dances and skits. The audience appreciated the talent of the young artists and encouraged them with applause.
Representatives of the line departments also presented their stalls and explained the various schemes and programmes run by the government for the public welfare. They also distributed pamphlets and brochures to the people and answered their queries.
At the event, the public availed free health care services under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Certificates to Progressive Farmers were also distributed to recognize their contribution to the agriculture sector. Sanction letters of old age and widow pensions were also handed over to the deserving applicants on the Spot.
Pr Secy Finance participates in VBS Yatra at Dool A panchayat, Kishtwar
Pr Secy Distributes prosthetic aid, sanction letters under HADP, Advocates collaborative dev vision for transformed India by 2047
Kishtwar : Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Santosh D Vaidya, who is on two day visit to Kishtwar on Thursday participated in Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Dool A panchayat of Nagseni block.
District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Dr. Devansh Yadav, ADC, Inderjeet Singh Parihar, ACR, Varunjeet Singh Charak, ACP, Zakir Hussain Wani and other departmental heads besides officials were present on the occasion.
Dr Devansh Yadav presented an overview of the ongoing viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in the district besides highlighting the role of district administration in making this mega reaching out programme a grand success.
During the Yatra, the beneficiaries shared success stories concerning various prevailing Central Sector Schemes during the “Meri Kahani Meri Zubani” session, attended by Principal Secretary Vaidya and other district officials.
Amidst these engagements, Principal Secretary participated in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra proceedings, inspected departmental stalls showcasing citizen centric beneficiary schemes. He administered the VBSY pledge to the participants.
During the address, Principal Secretary emphasised the collective efforts of people, youth, officers and PRIs to materialize the vision of transformed developed India by 2047, emphasizing the crucial role of youth in this pursuit. He stressed the critical need to focus on infrastructure revamping, human resource development and social unity as the cornerstone of national development.
Discussing the transformative impact post Article 370 reform and successful navigation through the COVID era, Vaidya pointed out the substantial advancements in road infrastructure, water supply, health, water, hydro electric power, women’s empowerment, and mobile networks over the past five years in Jammu and Kashmir.
Notably, J&K ‘s GDP surged significantly from Rs 1.7 lakh crore to Rs 2.5 lakh crore, he informed on the occasion.
Moreover, Principal Secretary termed the cultural and national integration imperative for nation’s development. He urged upon the citizens to work collectively towards women empowerment which significantly contributes in raising a developed India.
The event also featured a screening of PM’s message on Viksit Bharat, musical and cultural performances by local artists and Nagseni Cultural group besides distribution of IEC material.
Principal Secretary also handed over Abhinandan Certificates to some of the participants, sanction letters under HADP to eligible farmers and prosthetic aids including wheel chair and sticks provided by the Social Welfare Department for old age and PwDs.
Furthermore, a free medical camp organized by the Health Department Kishtwar provided medical screenings, consultations, and free medicines to numerous citizens, enhancing the community’s access to healthcare services.