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Third stage of PIC in Umiam from tomorrow

Written by: Staff

Umium,Sep 11(UNI) The highly successful pulic information campaign (PIC) has reached its third stage today, as Meghalaya will host the latest campaign from tomorrow.

Addressing newsmen Deputy Director General of North East Region of Press Information Bureau Bidyasagar Narzary said the ongoing Bharat Nirman campaign launched by the Centre to create awareness among the rural people on the flagship programmes of the present UPA government would help the people to know about the schemes as well as to associate themselves with the nation building process.

He said the campaign was launched much earlier all over the country with the launching of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) last year itself. However, due to elections and other reasons, the public information campaign could be launched regionally at Uparhali in Kamrup district of Asom only last month.

''Till then we have already completed another campaign near Aizawl last month and organising another at Umiam, 22 km from Shillong, from tomorrow,'' he said.

Narzary said the PIC will have different experts and top government officials participating in it and village headmen will also deliberate their experiences in the seminar and technical sessions.

The campaign will highlight the Sarba Siksha Abhijan(SSA), NRHM, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), Rights to Information Act (RTI) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) among other schemes.

''We would like to take up another programme in Meghalaya later may be somewhere near Tura. This PIC is being held near Shillong considering that Shillong is also a beneficiary of the JNNURM.

The PIB deputy director said an exhibition will also be inaugurated together with the programme where more than 10 government departments have confirmed participation among others.

To make it convenient for the people, the programmes will be held at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) auditorium at Umiam and the ICAR has also taken the responsibility to invite the villagers to the programme, he added.

In response to queries, Narzary said the earlier programmes were appreciated by the people and during both the programmes a large number of rural people had gathered to learn about the UPA schemes.


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