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Jammu KashmirCS to roll out 2nd phase of Meri Maati Mera Desh

CS to roll out 2nd phase of Meri Maati Mera Desh


Srinagar, Sep 7: After the successful completion of the first phase of ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh', the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta reviewed the preparations for the upcoming 2nd phase of the programme to commence from 1st Sept to 30th of October.

Dr Mehta stated that during the first phase of this nationwide programme, there was the vibrant display of unity and patriotism all across the UT which resulted into taking it among the top performers in the country despite smaller population than most of the States and UTs.

Regarding the 2nd phase of this programme, the Chief Secretary impressed upon all the concerned to work with similar enthusiasm with each other. He asked them to work as a team in spirit of the whole-of-government-approach to obtain the desired results at par with the first phase.

He directed the Department to liaise with the J&K Resident Commissioner, Delhi for making necessary arrangements for youth volunteers who would go to Delhi for participating in the level celebrations.

While giving details the Secretary and Culture, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah informed the meeting that the UT has done a remarkable job during the first phase of Meri Maati Mera Desh programme. He made out that over 20000 events were organised in the UT with 100% participation of Panchayats and ULBs.

He also gave out that more than 8000 Shilaphalakams were established during the first phase besides 6000+ Amrit Vatikas and felicitating more than 3000 brave hearts across the districts of J&K. He gave out that this performance has put J&K as the top performer among UTs and placed it at 6th place in overall ranking in the country.

It was further given out that the second phase is going to be conducted between 1st of September till 30th of October this year.

Similar events at UT level in the twin capitals of and Srinagar would follow the district level events. On 26th October, the Amrit Kalash Yatra shall be flagged-off by the Lieutenant Governor for their participation in the national level celebrations. The youth volunteers shall travel to national capital along with their respective Amrit Kalashs to represent their areas in celebrations of ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh' programme.

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