B2V5: Secretary Tourism inaugurates Mega Camp at Batpora Kunzer
BARAMULLA: The third phase of the ongoing Back to Village Programme (B2V5) today commenced in Baramulla district with all the concerned visiting officers holding public interactions to cover 103 more panchayats across Baramulla district.
The mega event was organized at Batpora Kunzer wherein the visiting Officer, Secretary Tourism and Culture Department, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah held a day-long Public interaction and assessed the core issues of the general public.
Amid massive public participation from all the adjacent villages, the public and PRIs extended their warm welcome to the Visiting officer and put forth their major demands pertaining to their aspirations.
During the day-long Programme, an open discussion was held wherein PRIs and the general public presented their demands and grievances for speedy disposal.
The demands and grievances put forth by the PRIs and the general public were of various departments including Jal Shakti, R&B, PDD, Education, Health, Social Welfare and other concerned Departments for which they sought the intervention of the Secretary of Tourism and Culture for its early redressal.
Taking serious note of the grievances raised by the general public and PRIs, the Secretary reiterated that all grievances will be taken up with the concerned quarters for timely and early action.
Highlighting the significance of B2V5 and deliberating on the previous phases of the said programme, Dr Abid Rasheed underscored the achievements made under different sectors besides redressing the issues of public importance at the doorsteps of the people.
Secretary Tourism further said that the B2V5 programme is the result of the commendable feedback of previous editions and is now been conducted with a primary focus on achieving the saturation of services and bridging the existing gap between the government and the people it serves.
Meanwhile, in the opening ceremony of the mega event, the Secretary of Tourism accompanied by various DDC, BDC members, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Baramulla, SDM, ACD and other officers took inspection of stalls installed by various departments to showcase the services and facilities being provided to the people.
On the occasion, the Secretary also distributed sanction letters, land passbooks and other certificates among various beneficiaries. He also participated in various sports activities including Tug of War and Volleyball during a Mega Camp.
Later, Dr Abid Rasheed also took part in the exclusive plantation drive and planted various siblings in the premises of the said Panchayat.
Similar public outreach programmes were also held in other parts of Baramulla wherein the respective visiting officers held scores of Gram Sabhas and informed people about the centrally sponsored and UT-run schemes for the welfare of the general people.