PIC concludes at East Khasi Hills

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Shillong, Jan 19: The Public Information Campaign (PIC) held at St. Paul’s Mini Stadium, Marbisu, Mawphlang Development Block of East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya, being organized by the Central Media Units in collaboration with the District Administration, East Khasi Hills on Bharat Nirman programmes of the Central government concluded on Thursday.
At the valedictory function held MDC, Mawphlang, L. Blah, as the Chief Guest thanked the Central Media Units and District Administration, East Khasi Hills for holding the campaign for the benefit of the people to avail the different government schemes like NRHM, SSA, RTI and others.
Director, DFP, Shillong, Dr. E. Pamei speaking about the objective of holding the PIC said that the Government of India has launched various developmental schemes to improve the  living standards of the people in the country where more than 27 percent population of India live below the poverty line in the villages.
The development schemes such as the Bharat Nirman Programs aims to bring welfare schemes to the people with their active participation. He referred to the main objective of the program through the PIC to bring greater awareness among the people so as to avail the government schemes.
At the technical session, District Community Mobilizer, East Khasi Hills, R.C. Pathaw said that under SSA training programs are provided for village education committees, school managing committee and local authority. There is a innovation scheme for SC/ST students under which enrolment drive is done for out of school and drop out children from age 6 to 14. A best child award will be given while an educational tour of the child is also planned.
WISE Coordinator, Icydora Langstieh said that around 185 Self Help Groups (SHG) have been formed under SGSY whose activities are mostly agriculture, piggery, transport and small trades. The focus is to uplift the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families by alleviating their condition who will be forming 10 to 15 members per group.
Dr. B. War, M&HO In charge, Mawphlang PHC, said that steps have been taken to reduce infant and maternal mortality rate through the involvement of ASHAs.
Other steps taken are the DOTs program was to control the spread of TB through free distribution of medicines. She also referred to the JSY, RSVY schemes for BPL families and the Polio, small pox and malaria eradication program.
Others who spoke are L. Warjri, on TSC, B.P. Marwein, DSWC on Soil & Water Conservation, J. Syiem on Water Resources, Phiba Lyngdoh on ICDS and Joint Director on Land Records/Survey, J. Marwein.
Cultural programmes by local troupe of Song and Drama Division and exhibition by government departments were also held on the occasion. Also a ‘Healthy Baby’ show was organized by the Health Department.


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