The first Jan Sunwai Sammelan was held on Friday at the picturesque Deed village located 52 km from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was inaugurated by Gaon Buri Neelam Yania in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner Chukhu Takar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr Hemant Tiwari, Yachuli Assistant Deputy Commissioner (ADC) JT Obi, head of the various departments (HODs) and the public.
Twenty-three departments turned up with man and machinery to take part in the programme. All the stalls, particularly DSO, Statistics, Health, Women and Child Development, General Administration, Agriculture and Horticulture, witnessed a “massive rush”.
“This is a blessing, especially for old people like me. The treacherous 30 km drive to Yachuli for basic documents is taxing on our old bodies,” said 62-year-old Likha Yakha, displaying her counterfoil for Aadhaar registration in her hands.
The Horticulture Department distributed farming tools to 100 beneficiaries and also provided 150 new registration forms for the farmers. The District Health Society (DHS) organised eye screening for cataract, vision screening, blood tests for malaria and presence of sugar, blood pressure check-ups and also distributed basic and generic medicines. The District Food and Civil Supply office distributed free LPG connections to seven beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Forms were also issued for 200 new LPG connections and 147 for ration card renewal.
Under the Women and Child Development Department, 97 people were enrolled under various schemes. Awareness materials and handouts were also distributed on Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Juvenile Justice Act, sexual harassment of women, domestic violence, etc.
The Education Department impressed the locals with their Smart Classroom demonstration. The department also distributed textbooks and pamphlets on CM’s flagship programmes. The departments of Disaster Management and Transport distributed handouts on safety measures. Under the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), 21 applied for new job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and seven submitted documents for BDT.
Besides people from Rathpu, Neelam, Seya, Sekhe, Old Pania, Pania, Anbaam, Deed, Ekhataya, and Penn village, members of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha led by Secretary Joram Tat participated in the programme.