JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 27: Focusing on border regions, District Development Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, today hosted the weekly Block Diwas event at the border Panchayat of Gangu Chak in the Marh block.
This important public outreach program took place at the local Panchayat Ghar, drawing the participation of Panchayati Raj Institution representatives and district officers, who convened to address the concerns of the local populace.
A number of significant issues were raised during the program, including extension of benefits to all deserving persons under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, repair and upgrading of local government school, measures to protect schools and the public during cross-border shelling incidents, revenue matters, civil works such as irrigation canals and roads and the urgent need for a local playfield.
Individual grievances were also given due attention and were personally addressed by the DDC. District Development Council member Balbir Kumar advocated for the upgrading of the local Primary Health Centre to a Sub Division Hospital, while BDC Chairman Surinder Kumar highlighted infrastructure requirements for Primary School Bhagatpur, along with other local concerns. Sarpanch Gangu Chak, Lajja Devi, also conveyed the concerns of her constituents.
In his remarks, DDC Sachin Kumar Vaishya urged the public to make the most of Block Diwas as an opportunity to address local developmental matters. He emphasised the need for enthusiastic efforts from the administration and its officers during such rare gatherings. The DDC encouraged the public to be more forthcoming in voicing their concerns. Besides giving on spot redressal to some issues and noting down the others for further action, the DDC also encouraged amicable resolution of local disputes.
Regarding the issue of drug addiction, the DDC stressed the importance of societal collaboration in combating this menace. He recommended monitoring and fostering open communication with children to prevent them from associating with negative influences and falling into addiction.