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Gram Swaraj Abhiyan kick-starts in Kargil
Kargil, April 14, (Scoop News)- Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (Village Self Governance Campaign) today kick-started here on the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar with the holding of sensitization and awareness programmes at 15 Gram Panchayats of the district.
On the first day of the nationwide campaign today, awareness programmes on Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and social schemes under Social Welfare and ICDS with a special focus on pregnant women, lactating mothers and mothers of children below six years of age were held. Officers of the concerned departments, Ex-Sarpanches, Ex-Panches, ICDS supervisors, Anganwadi and Asha workers, Village Level Workers and villagers attended the awareness sessions.
During the awareness sessions held at the Gram Panchayats today, rich tributes were paid to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary for the cause of the underprivileged and his role in drafting the Constitution of India.
Meanwhile, the administration has chalked out a calendar of events including awareness camps, seminars and meetings to be held across the district as a part of the nationwide campaign from April 14 to May 5 to make the rural people aware of various beneficiary oriented social schemes. The schemes to be highlighted during the programme include the Ujala Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jiwan Jyoti Bima Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna and Mission Indradhanush.
Nodal officers have been appointed to ensure better coordination and cooperation, besides the progress of the functions, is being reviewed on a routine basis so as to ensure successful operation of the campaign in the district.
The objective of the Abhiyan is to promote social harmony among the villagers, connect to poor rural households, gain feedback on government programmes, focus on doubling farmers’ income, improving livelihood opportunities, and strengthening of Panchayati Raj institutions.

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