BARAMULLA, APRIL 18: As India advances towards National Panchayati Raj Day 2023, being celebrated every year on April 24, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj today organised an award ceremony in order to celebrate the National Panchayat Awards week from April 17- 21, 2023, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav 2.0.
President of India Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the event titled ‘National Conference on Incentivization of Panchayats-cum-Award Ceremony’ and to flagged off the National Panchayat Awards Week.
The five-day event is expected to witness the participation of more than 1,500 delegates from across the country.
At the event, Fatehpora Panchayat of Baramulla district has received the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Satat Vikas Puraskar (DDUPSVP) National Panchayat Award 2022-23 under the “Women Friendly Panchayat” thematic area.
The award has been formally received by a team of officers from Baramulla led by Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar.
Assistant Commissioner Panchayat Baramulla Gulzar Ahmad Khan, BDO Baramulla Fayaz Ahmad and Sarpanch Fatehpora were accompanying the DC.
Meanwhile, the DC has extended her warm appreciations to the whole team of Rural Development Department and other concerned functionaries and said that such recognitions at the national level boosts the spirit of enthusiasm and zeal among the govt officials.
She added that Fatehpora Panchayt of Block Baramulla was conferred for National Panchayat Award 2022-23 by the Union Ministry of Rural development and Panchayat Raj Govt. of India in recognition to the women friendly services rendered towards their welfare and empowerment.
“This achievement was also made possible by the dedicated and tireless efforts of Concerned officers/officials viz ACD, ACP, BDO, Secretary Panchayat, Panchayat Accounts Assistant and concerned PRIs” the DC said.
The DC has hoped that other Panchayats shall emulate the best practices towards furtherance of qualitative and efficient public services adding that more needs to be done so that the district will again shine and get more awards in the future.
Elaborating the details, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat Baramulla Gulzar Ahmad Khan has informed that the national award has been conferred to Fatehpora Panchayat of Baramulla district in recognition to the best performance achieved in making the Panchayat Women Friendly as envisaged in Localized Sustainable Development Goals (LSDG) besides improving delivery of services and achieving saturation in different indicators.
The ACP informed that the Ministry of Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April, 2023.
“In order to commemorate this occasion in a meaningful manner and to align with the AKAM 2.0 guidelines of taking a “whole-of-society” and “whole-of-government” approach, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has developed a series of Thematic Conferences centered around the theme “Panchayaton ke Sankalpon ki Siddhi ka Utsav” to increase the reach of AKAM 2.0 and positively impact the lives of all Indians”, the ACP added.
While appreciating the role of field functionaries, the ACP added that ground level officials have worked day in and day out with added zeal and enthusiasm. He further said that the PRIs, in particular, deserve much applaud owing to their extreme endeavours.
It is worth here to mention that 3 Panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir UT has bagged such awards under different thematic areas. Those include Panchayat Halqa Sira A of Udhampur district, Phalmerg Panchayat of Kupwara district and Fatehpora Panchayat of Baramulla district.