Shopian: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shopian, Dr. Zakir Hussain Faaz on Wednesday inaugurated a two day Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme (ICOP) organised by the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India at Imtiyaz Memorial Government Degree College Shopian.

The program was organised on the theme of 9 Years: Seva,Sushasan and Garib Kalyan by CBC’s Field Office, Anantnag to showcase India’s matchless achievements in different fields during the last nine years. Information about various public welfare schemes of the government, especially those for youth, is being shared with the people by means of a photo exhibition, informative standards, expert lectures and printed awareness material.

Sh. Shahid Mohammad Lone,Field Publicity Officer,CBC in his inaugural address gave a detailed overview about the mandate and activities of CBC and briefed the audience about the programme. Outlining the major themes to be covered during the two day event, he said that the programme will cover major flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, PM KISAN,Mission LiFE,Nasha Mukt Bharat, National Education Policy(NEP-2020) apart from themes like G20 Presidency , 6th POSHAN mah and Vigilance Week 2023.

In his keynote address, Dr. Zakir Hussain Faaz, ADC Shopian, appreciated the Central Bureau of Communication for reaching out to the people of Shopian, especially the youth. He exhorted the students to play a proactive role in the development of the community while stressing on the need to spread awareness about the public welfare schemes among the masses for their successful implementation.

The first day of the programme was primarily dedicated to the awareness about NEP 2020 and Poshan Abhiyan in view of the nationwide celebration of the 6th Rashtriya POSHAN mah during September 2023.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Prof.(Dr.) Mohammad Shafiq, Principal GDC Shopian, Sh. Showkat Hussain, District Information Officer,Sh. Mohammad Mushtaq, Chief Education Officer, Sh. Mohammad Iqbal, Principal DIET,Shopian among others.

Earlier in the day an open quiz competition was organised for the students and the winners were awarded prizes and commendation certificates by CBC.