As a part of public outreach program, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Virendra Kumar on Friday visited Samba district.
The Minister also visited Primary School Bari Brahmana, Community Health Centre Ramgarh, Narsingh Dev Temple complex and held interaction with locals at Ghagwal.
He also inaugurated the Drug De-Addiction and Counselling Centre at the Community Health Centre, Ramgarh.
The de-addiction centre has specialised and well trained staff for management of addicted persons.
The Minister exhorted upon health officials to organise regular community camps for awareness and consciousness of the general public and other allied organisations.
The Union Minister visited Primary School at Kartholi Bari Brahmana that has been developed for the children of laborers working in the industrial area of Bari Brahmana with prime focus of 100 per cent education to all.
During the visit, the Minister visited all the classrooms, kitchen room and playground and congratulated administration and industrial association for taking a concrete step in betterment for the lower strata of society’s children.
The Minister also laid the foundation stone of ‘Nakshatra-Udyan’, an Astral Garden at Narsingh Dev temple complex.
“The concept of Astral Garden or Nakshatra Garden is well known and is practiced in various gardens and nature parks of India and with laying of foundation for Astral Garden in Ghagwal, it will be beneficial for the general public of the area as it is a perfect combination of Astrology, Ayurveda, Botany and Landscaping,” said the Minister.
The Minister also distributed motorized tricycles, mechanical tricycles and prosthetic aids among 30 beneficiaries and financial assistance among 20 beneficiaries under various Social Security Schemes of the Social Welfare Department in collaboration with ALMICO.
Later, the Union Minister also met various delegations at Ghagwal and interacted on various issues. The Minister assured delegations that their demands shall be resolved on priority basis.