BuzzBytes KATHUA, December 23:
Union Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology, Earth Science, and PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, lauded the success of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in fostering inclusive development in both rural and urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at the event held at D.A.V School in Kathua, Dr Jitendra Singh highlighted the nationwide yatra’s role in ensuring the benefits of welfare schemes reach every individual, aligning with the vision of a developed India by 2047.
Addressing a diverse audience, Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized the collective participation needed for inclusive growth, acknowledging the pivotal role of stakeholders in uplifting marginalized communities. He pointed out the significant progress in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the Shahpur Kandi project’s resurgence, set to revolutionize water supply in Kathua and Samba. The region’s accelerated pace of development post the revocation of Article 370 was also underscored.
During the event, Dr Jitendra Singh distributed keys to PMAY beneficiaries and gas stoves under the PM Ujjwala scheme, affirming the government’s commitment to improving lives through targeted welfare schemes.
The event marked a crucial step in reaffirming the government’s dedication to holistic development and inclusive growth. Dr Jitendra Singh later participated in a symposium on “Women at Workplace: Issues & Challenges,” organized by GDC Kathua in collaboration with Professor D.K Rampal Memorial Trust. In a forward-thinking session, Dr Singh engaged in a comprehensive discourse on challenges faced by women in professional settings.
The Union Minister underscored the importance of fostering an environment conducive to equal opportunities for women, recognizing their invaluable contributions across various sectors. Dr Singh emphasized the need for proactive measures, including policies ensuring fair and equitable treatment for women in workplaces nationwide. He highlighted the New Education Policy’s role in promoting skill-based education, inclusivity, and providing equal opportunities.
Dr Singh called for inclusive efforts without gender discrimination, asserting that the New Education Policy would be instrumental in achieving India’s development goals by 2047. The event concluded with optimism, urging concerted endeavors to dismantle barriers and create an environment where every woman can thrive and lead in her respective field.
On the occasion, Dr Singh inspected different department stalls, distributed financial assistance to scheme beneficiaries, and administered the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Pledge. Prizes were also awarded to winners and participants of the symposium, with the presence of Vice Chairman DDC Kathua Raghunandan Singh, Deputy Commissioner Kathua Rakesh Minhas, Principal GDC Kathua Seema Mir, and other officials.