Dr L Murugan to visit district Kulgam on October 27 and 28

Union Minister of State for Fisheries and Information and Broadcasting Dr L Murugan will visit Kulgam district on October 27 and 28 as part of the Union Government’s Public Outreach Programme.

During the visit, Dr Murugan will review the progress of flood protection works at Arriguntoo and also inaugurate Phase IV of the Flood Protection Bund at the same place. He will also inaugurate Amrit Sarovar and Public Park at Checkpora.

Besides these engagements, the Minister will also visit Trout Fish Farm and Amrit Sarovar at Chancer, Trout Feed Mill at Lakhdipora Nehama and the famous Aherbal waterfall. Dr Murugan will also take stock of Trout Seed in Aherbal stream and integrated farming practices at Modergam.

Dr Murugan will also chair a review meeting of district officers at Rest House Chawalgam.

On the second day of his visit, the Minister will inspect departmental stalls displayed at Mini Secretariat Kulgam and also interact with beneficiaries of various government schemes.

Dr Murugan will also lay the foundation of a Marriage Hall from Mini Secretariat Kulgam. The Hall will come up at a cost of Rs 6.09 crores under the Smart City Programme.

Towards the end of his tour, the Minister will also interact with members of DDCs, BDCs and PRIs at Mini Secretariat Kulgam.


Saurabh Singh

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Dr. L. Murugan attends a programme to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan attended a programme to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.

Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Dr. L. Murugan said that Mahatma Phule was an epitome of social justice and a source of hope for downtrodden of the country. He worked for social justice, social equality, women empowerment and education throughout his life. “His commitment towards social justice, women empowerment and education was extraordinary. He was aware that these factors will pave way for our rapid development,” Dr. Murugan said.

“Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, this government is working tirelessly to fulfill the vision of Mahatma Phule. In order to reach out to the weaker sections of the society, Prime Minister Modi has set a benchmark on functioning of government.” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Km. Pratima Bhowmik, MoS, Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India said that Mahatma Phule was one of our real national heroes. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi things are changing and people are now getting to know about our real national heroes,” she observed.

In his address, senior journalist Shri Bhau Torsekar also remembered Mahatma Phule’s work and paid tribute to him.

Founder of My Home India, Shri Sunil Deodhar gave a keynote speech on the event. Remembering Mahatma Phule’s work and his struggle against all odds to bring reforms in the society, Shri Deodhar said, “Mahatma Phule brought two concepts of children’s home and night schools. He was the one who started India’s first orphanage.”

My Home India, an organization working for providing assistance to the people of the North East region and encouraging social harmony among citizens, organised this event.

Vice Chairman of the National Scheduled Caste Commission Shri Arun Halder, Chairman of National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic & Semi-Nomadic Tribes Shri Dada Idate  also graced the occasion.

The Programme concluded with vote of thanks by MHI Delhi-NCR president Shri Baldev Sachdeva.



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