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Imphal, Sep 11 : Braving the seasonal downpour, the 3 day awareness programme on Central government sponsored flagship programmes called Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign was formally inaugurated at the Town Baptish Church hall today at Tamenglong district headquarter .
The 15th edition of PIC was organized by Press Information Bureau (PIB) Government of India,Imphal in collaboration with Directorate of Field Publicity(DFP),Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, Song and Drama Division, All Indian Radio and Doordarshan and District administration of Tamenglong.
Janghemlung Panmei MLA was the chief guest while Member District Council Charles Liangdiyang of Tamenglong Autonomous District Council presided over the function. Assistant District Magistrate Joseph Pauline also attended the function as guest of honour.
“We are here to gain knowledge on what the government is doing for us,”said MLA Janghemlung while speaking on the occasion. “I hope this awareness programme will benefit to the people as we lack awareness on what the central schemes are all about.In fact the government has done so many things for us but why not we take such opportunity. We should think and act on it”.
Urging the public to wake up and learn or gain knowledge on such schemes, he said that such opportunity should not be ignored by one and all including our beloved students on subjects like the Right to Education Act.
Let this campaign be the beginning of making a new era of taking up development activities in the district,he appealed.
Stating that PIB plays a big role in disseminating the information to masses, Member District Council Charles Liangdiyang of Tamenglong Autonomous District Council said, the government want to tell (to the people) what the government is doing for the people through this campaign.
Sharing the similar sentiment in his presidential speech, Assistant District Magistrate Joseph Paulinesaid that development should reach all section of the society and here the implementing agencies should play an important role. He also informed that besides existing Below Poverty Line and Above Poverty Line families,a total of 21,281beneficiaries in Tamenglong district will be covered once the National Food Security Act is come into force in the state.
Media and Communication Officer Premlata Loitam of PIB Imphal said the campaign which aims to spread more awareness on central sponsored schemes in the state, district and village levels, was launched at Malom in Imphal West district for the first time in Manipur in 2006.This time the campaign is being taken up for the third time in Tamenglong after organizing the campaign in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
Earlier the dignitaries of inaugural function opened an exhibition on central flagship programmes as part of the campaign where about 17 stalls including Health,Public Health Engineering and Social welfare departments, Tamenglong Cane and Bamboo Development Centre etc. Later Mathew of DFP gave the vote of thanks in the day’s inaugural function.
Manipur Youths Cultural Organisation and Imphal Artists Union under Song and Drama Division Imphal centre also performed in the day’s function.
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