Anantnag: Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) organized a Mini Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme (ICOP) on Har Ghar Tiranga under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel at Anantnag.
The one day long programme was inaugurated by Shoaib Noor, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Anantnag.
The programme was aimed to aware the tribal students about Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Apart from these the students from the tribal Gujjar and Bakerwal Communities were informed about different scholarship programmes and initiatives launched by the Government of India and the administration of the Union Territory.
In his address the Chief Guest, Shoaib Noor appreciated the initiative of CBC, Anantnag to organize the programme for the students of Gujjar and Bakerwal Communities. He impressed upon the students to take full advantage of the facilities and opportunities provided to them and contribute in the development of their own communities and the nation. He said that youth have an important role to play in achieving the goals under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Welcoming the guests Shiekh Mudasir Amin, Media and Communications Officer, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Jammu apprised the audience about the mandate of CBC and PIB. He presented a detailed overview of the objectives and vision behind the Har Ghar Tiranga and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign.
Addressing the gathering, Rafaqat Ali Kasana, Warden, Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel, Anantnag stressed upon the need for organizing more such awareness programmes for students and youth of underprivileged communities and asked the students to work hard to achieve their goals.
Field Publicity Officer, CBC, Field Office Anantnag, Shahid Mohammad Lone presented the vote of thanks and informed about various outreach activities carried out by CBC, J&K and Ladakh Region in different parts of J&K and Ladakh. He also detailed out different schemes and initiatives being run by government for the welfare of the tribal communities especially in the education and skill development sector.
CBC, Anantnag had installed informative standees on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Har Ghar Tiranga for the awareness of the visitors. Apart from this, printed awareness material was also distributed among the students. Theme based cultural programmes were presented by the private registered troupe of CBC, J&K and Ladakh.
At the conclusion of the event, the winners of quiz and painting competitions organized as part of the pre-publicity activities were awarded prizes by the bureau.