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Saurabh Bhagat chairs valedictory ceremony of VBSY at Budgam

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Highlights Doodhpatri, Yousmarg, Tosamaidan as potential tourist spots

BUDGAM: Commissioner Secretary, Science & Technology and Skill Development, Saurabh Bhagat, Friday presided over the valedictory ceremony of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) held at Shiekh-ul-Alam Hall, Budgam.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commissioner Secretary appreciated the district administration for successfully conducting the ambitious Yatra (VBSY) events across all 296 panchayats of the district. He also commended their efforts towards ensuring enthusiastic conduct of the programme in urban areas of the district.

Saurabh Bhagat said that the district administration has been carrying out swift infrastructure development under different sectors ensuring fast paced progress all across. He said that the district has various important and major facilities including state of the art NIFT Campus, Srinagar International Airport and Main Railway Station, Budgam. He said other ongoing projects including ESIC and New District Hospital Budgam shall also serve as important utilities to improve patient care in the district.

The Commissioner Secretary said that Budgam possesses high tourism potential attracting major chunk of tourist influx to Jammu and Kashmir especially in areas like Doodhpatri, Yousmarg and Tosamaidan.

The Commissioner Secretary, while complementing the people of Budgam town for completion of Phase-1 of beautification of Budgam Town initiative, said  that phase – II of the beautification plan shall serve the purpose of further upgradation of the town.

He stated that VBSY aims to ensure saturation of all government schemes and flagship initiatives besides community welfare and inclusive growth. He said that the government functionaries reach public at their doorsteps and listen to their demands and suggestions besides raising awareness on their schemes.

On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary inspected special camps, installed by different departments to showcase their products and create awareness regarding different schemes and flagship initiatives.

The VBSY function witnessed impressive gathering from all local wards of Town Budgam.

After inspecting the VBSY Van, Commissioner Secretary also participated in Sankalp pledge on the occasion.

Saurabh Bhagat felicitated some achievers for their exemplary work in different fields and distributed sanction letters and keys among beneficiaries under PMAY (Urban) during the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Akshay Labroo, deliberated on developmental activities and successful conduct of VBSY across the district.

DC informed that among other major projects, work on PRIs accommodation at Sheikhpora, Integrated lavatory, Wuzukhana complex along with two public Parks at Charar-i-Sharief  have been completed while work on New Bus Terminal, Chadoora is in progress and likely to be completed by first half of the next year. Besides, work on State of the Art New District Hospital Budgam at Reshipora and installation of Mobile Network towers at various uncovered areas is a key focus area of the district administration, he added.

DC added that upgradation and renovation of sports Stadium Budgam, road development from Humhama to Mirgund, drain construction at Humhama, installation of 1000 street lights in Budgam Town are also other projects carried out in last 4- 5 months in the district.

During the nationwide outreach initiative aimed at informing and empowering citizens about the Centre’s flagship schemes, a series of activities including skits, cultural events, singing of Swacchta song and other related programmes  were also held on the occasion.

The participants witnessed screening of Prime Minister’s message and other movies aiming awareness generation on Central Government’s initiatives.

ADDC Budgam, CPO and other district and sectoral officers were also present on the occasion.


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