Commissioner Secretary Saurabh Bhagat presides VBSY program at Budgam

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Budgam to take lead on developmental front: Commissioner Secretary Saurabh Bhagat

Budgam, December 29: The Commissioner Secretary, Science & Technology / Skill Development Department, Saurabh Bhagat today presided over the concluding function of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), program held at Shiekh-ul-Alam Hall, Budgam.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commissioner Secretary appreciated the District Administration Budgam for successfully conducting Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), program across all 296 panchayats and for its enthusiastic ongoing conduct in urban areas of the district.
He said that the District Administration has been carrying out swift infrastructure development under different sectors to ensure fast paced development 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 facilities to improve patient care in the district. The Commissioner Secretary said that the Budgam also plays important role for tourism promotion and attract major chunk of tourist influx in Jammu and Kashmir especially in areas such as Doodhpatri, Yousmarg & Tosamaidan.

The Commissioner Secretary while complementing the people of Budgam town for 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.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner Secretary stated that VBSY also aims to ensure development and cover people under different central schemes and flagship initiatives.

He said that under the Program government functionaries reach public at their doorsteps and listen to their demands and suggestions besides awareness of schemes.
On the occasion, the Commissioner Secretary inspected special camps , installed by different departments to showcase their products and for awareness generation regarding different schemes and flagship initiatives.
The VBSY function witnessed impressive gathering from all local wards of Town Budgam.

After holding flower ceremony of the VBSY Van and Izband ceremony, the Commissioner Secretary also participated in Sankalp pledge on the occasion.
The Commissioner Secretary also felicitated some achievers for their exemplary work in different fields and distributed sanction letters and keys to beneficiaries under PMAY (Urban) during the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Akshay Labroo deliberated on the developmental activities and successful conduct of VBSY across the District.
DC said that under the direction of Hon’ble LG , the District administration is committed to ensure all major infrastructural projects are completed in the shortest possible time.
He said among other major projects, work on PRIs Accommodation at Sheikhpora, Integrated Lavatory, Wuzukhana complex at along with two public Parks at Charar-i-Sharief have been completed, work on New Bus Terminal, Chadoora is in progress and likely to be completed by first half of the next year, 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.
DC further 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.
He said that aim of conducting VBSY is also to ensure speedy infrastructure development without diversion of funds and time and under the guidance of senior officers the district administration has remained focused on this objective.
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 welcomed VBSY Van with much enthusiasm and screening of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s message and other movies to generate awareness on Central Government’s initiatives for public.
ADDC Budgam, CPO and other District/ sectoral officers were also present on the occasion.

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