In order to give a push to the rural economy, the J & K administration is focussing on development through panchayats.
Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir the progress of different schemes on the ground.
It was given out that the local level programs shall be held between 9-15th of August including paying homage to the ‘Veers’ who had sacrificed their today for our tomorrow preferentially freedom fighters, defence personnel. As part of this initiative a ‘Shilaphalakam’ will be erected at each location paying tribute to sacrifice and contribution of Veers followed by flag hoisting ceremony and singing of the National Anthem.
The program also involves taking ‘PanchPran Pledge’ taking a selfie with ‘Mitti’ of the village or earthen ‘Diya’ in hand. Such selfies have to be uploaded on the national portal meant for it. Similarly under the activity of ‘VasudhaVandan’ each Gram Panchayat will replenish mother earth by planting at least 75 plant saplings preferentially around the already established AmritSarovars.
The meeting was further informed that ‘MittiYatras’ from Panchayats would be taken to blocks where from it would be collected in an earthen urn for forward journey to New Delhi by a youth from each block for construction of the National Memorial at Kartavya Path.
It was made out that the participation level of J&K remained unparalleled and distinct as the UT organised the highest number of events in the country under AKAM. It has organized over 1.5 lakh events out of which 44,652 have been published by the Ministry of Culture, GoI till 21st of this month.