Karbi Anglong’s largest development block holds special gram sabha to mark Gandhi Jayanti

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Welfare schemes yet to reach several villages, admits Tuliram

HT Bureau & Correspondents

DONKAMUKAM/ DIPHU, Oct 2: A special gram sabha was organised by Rongkhang Development Block on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Tumpreng on Tuesday.

Addressing the programme, the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief executive member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang directed officials of various departments to complete development and welfare programmes at the earliest.

“Still most of the villages are deprived of a number of welfare schemes and all this is due to utter negligence some way or the other,” the CEM said.

“In some villages, I found some schemes half done. I request the officials and the contractors to start these projects immediately,” Ronghang said.

He also urged all section of people to work hard for building a green and beautiful Karbi Anglong.

Tuesday’s gram sabha reviewed the progress of various development schemes under the development block, especially infrastructure development schemes and preparation of new schemes for the upcoming fiscal.

The meeting also directed the beneficiaries to submit the applications for old age pension like IGNOAPS, NFBS, IGNWPS etc.

It also informed that Rs 74 lakh was sanctioned for implementation of PMAY (G) for Bithung Rengthama MAC Constituency.

The Gram Sabha was presided over by VDC chairman Ramson Rongpi and was attended by Veterinary Board chairman Ditolal Hasnu, BDO of Rongkhang Development Block, Sashikanta Timung, executive engineer of PHE, Toruni Rongpi, veterinary officer Dr Abdul Khalid Lasker, industry officer Chandan Gohain, ACF Dhansing Terang and KAGU president Louis Marak.

A cleanliness drive was also taken out with participation of hundreds of students of various schools in West Karbi Anglong district. The students of Don Bosco Satgaon took out cleanliness drive at Satgaon market, Langphangki while the students of Dr BR Ambedkar ME Schools took out the programme at Mugasong Bazaar.

On the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanti, the Diphu was announced as Open Defecation Free (ODF). The announcement was made by the Diphu Town Committee (DTC) in a public meeting held at Diphu Club here.

The two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong joined the nation to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In Diphu, the programme was organised by the City Mission Management Unit (CMMU) of Assam State Urban Livelihood Mission Society and Diphu Town Committee (DTC). More than 300 representatives of women SHGs took out a procession which was taken out from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Park and passed through Public Bus Stand and Diphu Market to create awareness on Clean India Mission. The procession culminated at Diphu Club.

The procession was flagged off by KAAC EM for town & country planning, Ratan Teron

KAAC principal secretary Mahadananda Hazarika, secretary (town committee affairs) Michael Timung, additional deputy commissioner Norsing Bey, deputy director of town & country planning, and CMMU project officer Reuben Ronghang were also present in the programme.

The day was also celebrated in the office of the executive engineer of Public Health Engineering (PHE), Diphu Rural Water Supply Division by conducting Swachhata Hi Seva. Additional chief engineer of PHE, L. Saikia and executive engineer, Diphu Rural Water Supply Division, Bimal Chandra Sarma, members of SHGs took up a cleaning drive on the occasion.

The Bridge of Hope –a child care project of Believers Eastern Church, Diphu Diocese celebrated the 150th Gandhi Jayanti by taking out a cleaning drive at various locations here on Tuesday. Led by regional coordinator of Bridge of Hope, Aren Sebu Rengma, the members took out cleaning drive at Bridge of Hope project centre at Kakoti Ronghang village and Loroplangso and at Diphu Railway Station. The cleaning drive began from 9 in the morning and ended at noon.

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