Under the ambitious outreach programme of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY), Controller, Legal Metrology Department (LMD), Majid Khalil today visited Kachdoora Panchayat Halqa in Shopian district.

The rural outreach programme witnessed overwhelming participation of public and other stakeholders.

Controller, at the outset, administered the Viksit Bharat Sankalp pledge among the participants and afterwards visited the stalls set up by various departments for raising awareness, on-spot service delivery, and registration of beneficiaries for various services.

Majid appreciated the robust and hassle free mechanism of government services. He said tremendous benefits under hundreds of schemes are being provided to the people through online mode in a time-bound manner.

He also highlighted the health sector schemes of AB PMJAY while elaborating how it is helping people to avail healthcare services free of cost.

While appreciating NRLM activities in the area of marketing agricultural produce, he called upon the local people, especially youth to venture into different self- employment enterprises for their economic development.

He termed VBSY, a novel connect initiative, by way of which the administration is attending the people’s issues at their doorsteps and promoting engagement of people in developmental activities.

Controller commended the district administration for their efforts in saturating the public welfare schemes. He added that the need of the hour is to give wide publicity to government schemes so that the benefits reach the unreached and all eligible population is covered.

Other speakers highlighted the objectives of the VBSY programme while public and activists projected various demands related to youth services, sports development and other public welfare issues.

Majid Khalil listened to the issues and exhorted the officers to proactively take the demands into consideration for appropriate action.

During the event,IEC vans created awareness among the people regarding various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Besides, calendars and other IEC material was distributed among the public.

The event witnessed a captivating display of cultural performances by the local artists.

Later, Controller also distributed Sports Kits among the youth of the area in order to equip them for pursuing the sports activities.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian (ADC), Dr. Zakir Hussain Faaz, expressed gratitude towards the people for their active participation while presenting concluding remarks.

DDC, members, Assistant Commissioner, Panchayat, Shopian, Manzoor Ahmed, BDO, Kaprin, District Officers, prominent civil society members, officials and locals including beneficiaries in large numbers participated in the said programme.