Port Blair, Dec 17: The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) campaign, in its 8th Day, made significant progress within urban areas, in Ward No. 15 and Ward No. 16. In the morning, the Port Blair Municipal Council arranged a proactive community outreach event under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Ward No. 15, Dairy Farm. Led by Ward Councilor, Mr. Padmanabham, the event aimed to familiarize residents with crucial Government schemes. Collaborating with major banking institutions and various Departments, the focus was on highlighting the welfare schemes available for beneficiaries. The event saw enthusiastic involvement from the community, offering health check-ups and updates delivered by officials from respective Departments. Moreover, the event showcased products from local Self-Help Groups, emphasizing community entrepreneurship and economic betterment. The Port Blair Municipal Council has expressed its heartfelt appreciation for the extensive community participation.
The evening session marked a momentous occasion as the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, virtually addressed the enthusiastic participants of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra via live streaming. In his address, he made a fervent call to avail the numerous benefits of various Government of India schemes that are actively reaching both urban and rural areas through the VBSY campaign. His vision captured the aspiration for a developed India, emphasizing the importance of maximizing the impact of these schemes for the marginalized sections of society. Prime Minister engaged directly with beneficiaries from selected areas, highlighting the real impact of these schemes on individual’s lives.
The event was graced by Mr. Karunanidhi, Councilor of Ward No.16 and the residents, extended a warm welcome to the IEC Van of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra by organizing various engaging programs in support of the campaign. During the event, the Ward Councilor fervently urged the attendees to actively propagate information regarding the GoI schemes operational in the Islands, aiming to ensure comprehensive coverage for all eligible individuals. Inspirational stories from beneficiaries, shared under ‘Meri Kahani Meri Zubani,’ motivated villagers to avail these schemes. Representatives from various Departments disseminated detailed information about schemes encouraging citizens to take advantage of these schemes.
The next Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra event is scheduled for December 18, 2023, with two sessions planned to accommodate everyone’s availability. At 10 am, the event will kick off at the Conference Hall of Dept. of Science & Technology, Dollygunj, Ward No. 17. Later in the day, at 3 pm, the VBSY programme will be held at Multipurpose Hall near TTI College Garacharama, Ward No. 18. This event is a golden opportunity for area residents to engage and benefit from various schemes implemented by our departments and Council. All area residents have been invited to participate in this program and explore the diverse benefits offered by various Departments and Council initiatives through the schemes implemented by them.