Special outreach programme organized to popularize government schemes

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, July 20: Coinciding with the completion of two years in office by the NDA government at the Centre, the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Dibrugarh in association with its North Lakhimpur branch, conducted a two-day awareness campaign under its special outreach programme to make people aware of the Central Government’s flagship schemes at kari Bhekulajan Panchayet of Tengakhat development Block, in Dibrugarh district recently.

Attending the programme at Lengrai Bhekulajan open auditorium, local MLA Teros Goala informed of various schemes implemented by the present Central Government like Atal Pension Yoja, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yoja and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yoja  and asked people to contact the bank for availing these schemes and stressed the importance of such schemes in the life of every rural Indian.

Besides the resource persons, artistes from Song and Drama Division of Golaghat performed skits/plays to spread the message on the importance of educating the girl child to make her an empowered citizen through the Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao campaign, and on schemes like, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yoja, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and various other rural development and social security schemes.

In his welcome address, Prab Kumar th, field publicity officer, Dibrugarh informed that about 200 such outreach programmes during May-June, including 15 in the State, would be organized to mark the second anniversary of the Central Government, to popularize the Government of India (GOI) schemes and reach out to the targeted people, particularly the poor, youth, women and farmers. He also read out the message of Prime Minister  rendra Modi given to the village heads of villages of India, while Joint Director, DFP, Guwahati, Anupama Das, in her addressed stressed importance of women empowerment and to save the girl child.

The resource persons present on the occasion were  Swap Sonowal,  Mohan Sonowal and  Guneswar Sonowal. The event was held with active initiative of members of Asom Mahila Samata Society.

A grand rally of students and villagers was also organized which passed through the streets of village Lengrai- Bheklulajan which was aimed at dissemition  of the information and awareness of these tiol public welfare programmes among the rural masses. The event also included quiz competition, cultural presentation by song and drama division, dance presentation of local artists, on-the-spot saving account opening camp by UCO bank and medical camp by Joint Director of Health Services, where a total of 250 patients were treated and distributed free medicines.