RAMBAN, FEB 23 -The two day Integrated Outreach and Communication Programme (ICOP) on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) organised by Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) Field Office Doda concluded at Ramban today.
Hon’ble Chairperson District Development Council Ramban, Dr. Shamshada Shan was the chief guest on the valedictory function.
The Outreach Programme was organised with the aim to generate mass awareness regarding the ongoing campaign of AKAM and Centrally Sponsored Schemes by the Bureau.
While addressing the large gathering outside the Conference Hall of DC Office, Ramban the chief guest said that this exhibition depicts the long history of Freedom Movement in India and is more appealing in a unique way. While appreciating the efforts of CBC, the Hon’ble Chairperson said that a lot of work has been done to uplift the socio economic condition of the people of Ramban district. She also urged CBC J&K to organise more such programmes in far flung and remote pockets of the district in future too.
Shri Ghulam Abbas, Joint Director, CBC, UTs of J&K & Ladakh gave an overview of various IEC activities being carried out by the department in J&K & Ladakh. He highlighted the importance of such programmes which play a pivotal role in spreading awareness about various policies and programmes of the Government.
A galaxy of experts from Police department, banks, ICDS, Govt. Polytechnic College etc. delivered key note address on various components including Drug addition, its bad effects on society and means to curb it spread, various social security schemes and financial inclusion schemes.
Khursheed Yousuf, Field Publicity Officer, CBC Field Office, Udhampur presented an overview, structure and working of the CBC, J&K during the event. He said that CBC is engaged in generating awareness in rural, far flung and media-shadow zones regarding the welfare schemes of Government of India.
On the occasion, Open Quiz Competition related to the Indian Freedom Movement and Unsung heroes was also organised and prizes were given away among the winners.
The Programme was concluded with Vote of Thanks presented by Gurnam Singh from CBC Udhampur while as Ruhi Kundal, moderated the proceedings.