Poonch, January 17:Nazim Zia Khan, Mission Director of the National Health Mission (NHM), actively participated in a massive public outreach program as part of the ongoing “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra” at Tehsil Mandi.The outreach initiative aimed to amplify the saturation of government schemes and enhance awareness among the local populace about government initiatives and beneficiary-oriented schemes.Addressing the large gathering, Mission Director Nazim Zia Khan emphasized Prime Minister Modi’s vision behind the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY). He underscored the core objectives of the Yatra, including widespread awareness among rural masses, reaching unreached populations, and facilitating the utilization of government welfare schemes. Khan urged officers to set targets and work towards achieving them within a fixed timeline.He commended the people of Poonch and the district administration for the successful implementation of the VBSY program across all Gram Panchayats, Municipal Councils, and Committees in the district.During the event, locals and PRI representatives raised various issues such as the construction of the Government Degree College building, roads for remote areas, concerns related to the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission, hospital-related issues, and more. The Mission Director assured them that their concerns would be addressed with priority.On the sidelines, the Mission Director, along with Deputy Commissioner Yasin M. Choudhary, inspected stalls set up by various government departments showcasing schemes related to agriculture, horticulture, health, animal husbandry, social welfare, handicrafts, handloom, and other sectors. He interacted with officers, reviewed the progress achieved under different government schemes, and monitored the activities of the VBSY van, crucial in raising awareness about various central government schemes.The event also featured vibrant cultural activities, a performance of the national anthem by school students, and the participants taking the Viksit Bharat pledge to commit themselves to inclusive development and nation-building. The program saw the attendance of various officials from the district administration and a large number of locals.