District and local administration Kishtwar today celebrated 152nd Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti with great enthusiasm and farvour.
In the main function which was held at the conference Hall DC office Complex Mini secretariat Kishtwar a month-long “Swachhta hi seva campaign” was kick started by Deputy commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma who was the chief guest on the occasion in presence of guest of honour Principal GDC Kishtwar Prof Anirudh Sharma and other district officer.
Among others who remained present were ADDC Kishtwar Sham Lal,Vice President Municipal Council Kishtwar Sanjeev Kotwal, Joints Director Planning Mohd Iqbal,ACR Kishtwar Akhter Hussain Qazi,ACD Kishtwar Kishore Singh Katoch,District Panchayat Officer Sunil Bhutyal,EO Municipal Council Kishtwar Tariq Balwan,other district officer, officials of various departments, besides NSS volunteers of GDC Kishtwar.
The programme was orgainsed by Department of Rural Development and panchayati Raj in collaboration with NSS unit GDC Kishtwar headed by I/C NSS Prof.Faisal Mushtaq Kichloo and Municipal Council Kishtwar.
At the outset DPO Kishtwar welcomed the dignitaries and apprised the participants about the calender of activities to be conducted under the month long “Swachhta hi seva campaign” across the district.
Besides he urged the participants to retrieve the “Swachh Survekshan” (Annual Cleanliness survey) which is a part of SBM share their views and suggestion.
During the programme NSS volunters also spoke on the theme and highlighted the aims and objectives of the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.
While addressing to the participants DC Kishtwar stressed all the participant to be instrumental in spreading the message of clean india awareness programme besides aware masses to reduce the use of single use plastic and adopt proper disposal of household waste in order to realise the goal of GOI viz. Open defecation-free India and Clean India.
He further added that solid waste management plant is going to installed in the district which will ensure the proper disposal of non biodegradable materials in district.
Laying special stress on the 100 percent vaccination in the district ,he urged the NSS volunteers to get vaccinated and aware the masses to get vaccinated.
Special Video clip paying musician tribute to Mahatma gandi was also displayed on the occasion and Swachhta Pledge was administered to the participants.
Besides Felicitation of the waste enterprenuers/ field functionaries of MC Kishtwar and NSS volunteers who have provided extraordinary services in maintaining cleanliness and educating the people about Clean india Campaign was also conducted on the occasion by chief guest in presence of other district officers.
Similar IEC activities were also held at block headquarters and in all govt offices and Institution of district on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.