JAMMU, June 22: Abundant social welfare programs and the governance model of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas are behind the successful eight-year run of BJP government at the Centre.
So said the Chairman of the District Development Council (DDC), Jammu, Bharat Bhushan Bodhi, while presiding over a Block Diwas, part of the ambitious Jan Abhiyan scheme, at Phallian Mandal, in the outskirts of Jammu city. ADDC Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, ACD Ashok Choudhary; tehsildar Mandal, Pankaj Singh Bhau, BDO Tilak Raj, Executive Engineer, ReW, Devidner Singh and SDM Jammu South, Abhishek Abrol were present during the program.
At first, people informed the DDC chairman about their problems, especially regarding civic necessities, income concerns, and other day-to-day issues.
The DDC Chairman said that the government’s outreach program aims to provide home-based services to the people and bring accountability and transparency in the implementation of various programs in addition to strengthening democracy at the local level. He assured the people that their problems would be solved at the earliest, as the government is keen on ensuring good governance.
The DDC chairman said the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to bringing all services to the doorstep of people, especially people residing in rural areas. He said the bonuses that the BJP government has given to people in the form of centrally funded social welfare programs and programs drawn up by local government have galvanized the electorate towards the party.
Bharat Bhushan also raised awareness about the initiatives taken by the party for the welfare of the general public. He said that with the advent of the three-tiered Panchayati Raj system, participatory democracy has become a reality and people are the main shapers of development plans. He said strengthening Panchayat institutions will be an engine for development, especially in rural and remote areas. He said various works are being carried out on the ground and people should participate in the development process through various available mechanisms like social audit, local labor participation, etc.
Among those present were CDB Chairman Madan Lal, SDC member Geetu Aaulakh; Sarpanches Panchayat Mandal, Somnath Dogra, Jyoti Motton (Kripalpur), Isha Devi (Surechak), Amarjeet Kour (Parlhadpur), Balbir Singh (Sohanjana), Khajoor Raj (Makhwal), Bishan Dass (Sum) and Balbir Ram (Haripur), BJP leaders Nihal Singh, Kunti Devi, Sarpanch Khandyal, Sonam Deep Singh and many more.