REASI, OCTOBER 20, 2020: The two day long mega developmental initiative for the urban areas launched by the JKUT Government, ‘My Town My Pride’ started on a high note in Reasi district.

Pertinently, the LG administration after the successful conduct of the B2V3 has replicated the B2V as ‘My Town My Pride’ for the urban residents of the UT.

On this occasion, Additional Secretary to Government Department of Disaster Management Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Suraj Parkash Rukwal visited District Reasi.

The Visiting Officer chaired a meeting along with Municipal Committee members Reasi, Senior/Prominent Citizens, NGOs and other officers of the district.

Suraj Parkash gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands during the interaction.

The main demands projected during the interaction includes augmentation of water and power supply, improvement of road conditions, paucity of staff in health and educational institutions etc.

After the meeting, he visited at sports stadium Reasi for cricket match and then visited at Govt Girls Higher secondary school.

He also distributed the cheques and other certificate to the persons and then visited to Anganwadi centre at ward no 07 and also joined grah parvesh of PMAY houses.

District Development Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib was present along with Suraj Parkash during the stall inspection.

The day first of this unique programme witnessed an overwhelming response of the people, who took part in the programme to apprise the visiting officers about several burning issues and demands of their areas.

Smita Sethi, Director Social Welfare Department Jammu visited to Katra as Visiting officer for the “My Town My Pride” programme. She listened to the issues of the people along with Ashok Choudhary, SDM, Chairpersons, Civil Society members, Members of NGOs and officers of the different departments of Katra

The main problems raised by the people were augmentation of Water and Power Supply, improvement of health and education system, better road connectivity, repair of Main Bazar Katra, Restart of Trains and maintenance.

The visiting officers profiled all the grievances projected during the interaction programme held in forenoon session with the ULBs members, social activists and prominent citizens and assured that all their genuine grievances shall be redressed in a phased manner.

The departments also put up stalls through which the frontline workers briefed the people about the welfare schemes and programmes and urged upon them to avail the benefits of the same.

During this programme, Smita Sethi visited an Anganwari centre at Katra, then she handed over a cheque of Rs.41,666 under PMAY urban to one of the beneficiary.

The visiting officers also took stock of the Government services being provided to the general public and inspected developmental works.