BY TC News Desk
Agartala, June 30, 2023: Transport and Tourism minister Sushanta Chowdhury on Friday interacted directly with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and awarded various Panchayats under Jirania Block for their commendable work at Agni Bina Hall in Jirania.
Chowdhury expressed “Many many congratulations to all the beneficiaries of the project of constructing ‘Pucca’ house through the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) scheme, especially the mothers and sisters present here. Every person always has a desire in his mind to have his own house. From the poor to the poor, every person dreams of owning a home. No matter how small it is, the feeling of living in one’s own home is something that no one else can feel, who gets a ready-made house through this project. Every person dreams of having a perfect house. Our central and state governments are working towards this goal. The dreams of poor people are being realized today. Joy and exhilaration, the joy of realizing big dreams for a happy life are clearly visible in your face today.”
“I can see the smile of happiness and satisfaction in your eyes. This is what we call ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Bikash, Sabka Biswas Aur Sabka Prayas’. May your happiness make your life prosperous, this is the biggest blessing for us. I congratulate all the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) as well as the beneficiaries of other philanthropic schemes of the Central and State Governments. In today’s event many greetings and congratulations to the Panchayats awarded for their commendable work in various fields under Jirania Rural Development Block. Our villages are the main centres of development and self-reliance of our country and state.”
“Your role as the people’s representatives of the Gram Panchayats is to strengthen democracy and fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people of the village. The leadership of our progress and culture has always been provided by our villages. That is why our Central and State Governments are also moving forward with villages at the centre of every policy formulation and every effort. We are trying to make our villages of modern India sustainable, self-reliant. That is why the role of panchayats is being enhanced, new powers are being given to panchayats, the work of connecting every village through optical fiber net to digitize panchayats is progressing rapidly”, Minister said.
He also said “Panchayats are also entrusted with the task of monitoring and implementing the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ which is progressing rapidly to provide purified drinking water to every household today. It is a big task that multiplies your responsibility and partnership. Today, the massive drive launched by our central and state governments, from providing employment in villages to building solid houses for the poor, is progressing through the village panchayats.”
“The role of Panchayats has also been enhanced in taking any decisions related to village development priorities. My request to the representatives of the panchayats present here from the stage of this event today, you should think about the development of your village, speed up the development according to the wishes and aspirations of the villagers. This is what the people of your respective panchayat areas expect from you. You are also given the necessary money to perform this duty. Not only this, Panchayats are empowered to spend most of the time on village development. So I appeal to the representatives of the panchayats to take our state of Tripura to the highest peak of development”, Chowdhury added.
The event was attended by SDM Shanti Ranjan Chakma, Jirania Nagar Panchayat Chairman Ratan Das, Jirania BAC Chairman Shobhamani Debbarma, Vice-Chairman Jatindra Debbarma, Jirania Panchayat Samiti Chairman Manju Das, Vice-Chairman Pritam Debnath, well-known philanthropist Gouranga Bhowmik and other dignitaries.
The entire program was smoothly conducted by Jirania Block Development Officer Samit Kumar Das along with other officials and workers of the block.