Sunderbani 16Jan 2024:In a remarkable display of community engagement, Commissioner Secretary of the Information Technology Department, Prerna Puri, took center stage at a mega public outreach program in Sunderbani. The event, part of the ongoing “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra,” focused on disseminating information about government schemes, fostering awareness, and ensuring direct interaction with beneficiaries.Commissioner Secretary Prerna Puri emphasized the vital role of the initiative in empowering the masses. “Ensuring that everyone is brought under the ambit of welfare and development programs is one of the prime objectives of this people-friendly initiative, and we all need to work collectively towards achieving this goal,” she maintained. Puri directed officers to ensure the hundred percent saturation of all beneficiary-oriented government schemes.Acknowledging concerns about poor network connectivity, Puri assured the public that the government is actively working towards addressing this issue by March 2024. She highlighted various online services and upcoming digital interventions, including the rollout of a Toll-Free Helpline-14471, making government services more accessible from the comfort of home.The Commissioner Secretary underscored the pivotal role of the mobile VBSY van in achieving comprehensive coverage of all schemes and enhancing awareness among the public. The van showcased videos of Prime Minister’s speeches, testimonials from beneficiaries, and informative clips to enhance understanding about government initiatives.The event featured a visual presentation of key government schemes like PM Svanidhi, Ayushman Bharat, and Start-up India/Stand-up India. Various stalls set up by different departments highlighted their respective schemes, promoting economic growth and public welfare. Additionally, a vibrant cultural bonanza showcased the district’s cultural diversity and artistic talents.Under the “Meri Kahani Meri Zubani” initiative, beneficiaries shared firsthand experiences, highlighting the tangible impact of government initiatives on their lives. From improved access to education and healthcare to livelihood support, the stories conveyed positive transformation and empowerment.Public representatives addressed the audience, projecting government schemes designed for public welfare. Various issues and concerns raised by participants included network problems in border panchayats, road widening, additional border bunkers, and infrastructure needs.Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Om Prakash Bhagat, enumerated a multitude of activities being undertaken in the district as part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. He emphasized the commitment of the district administration in implementing various government schemes and initiatives effectively.The event was attended by a host of district officers, locals, and public representatives, showcasing a united effort towards inclusive development and nation-building.