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LS Speaker inaugurates Outreach programme for Panchayati Raj institutions of Ladakh

The Union Territory of Ladakh witnessed inaugural function of the Outreach and Familiarisation programme for the Panchayati Raj institutions of Ladakh on 27 August 2021 at 10:30 am. Doordarshan telecasted the event LIVE through its channel DD Kashir.

This Parliamentary Outreach Programme for the Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions of the Union Territory of Ladakh was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who had arrived in the UT on Thursday (26 August 2021).

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A press release from the office of the speaker Lok Sabha was issued on 25 August, which had conveyed that besides the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Ladakh LG R.K. Mathur, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey, MoS Ministry of Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai and MoS WCD Ministry and Ministry of AYUSH Munjapara Mahendrabhai, Chairperson of Parliamentary Committees, Members of Parliament, Chairmen of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh and Kargil and other eminent dignitaries will grace the occasion.

About the programme

The statement said that the parliamentary outreach Programme for the Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions is a unique initiative of the Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla. It termed the programme ‘first of its kind’ inititaive, which intends to strengthen the institutions of governance and planning at grass-root level.

The first such outreach and familiarisation programme was held Uttarakhand’s Dehradun in January this year (2021), which saw physical presence of over 445 Panchayat representatives, and approximately 40,000 Panchayat representatives and officials had connected digitally. This was followed by another outreach programme, which was held in February 2021 in Shillong, Meghalaya and the other North Eastern States. Around 115 members of the local bodies of North Eastern States had graced the occasion physically.

The programme that was held in Ladakh yesterday (27th August 2021) becomes the third outreach and familiarisation programme, being organized for the grass-root level institutions of the UT.

The theme of the programme was “Parliamentary Outreach Programme for the Empowerment of the Panchayati Raj Institutions”. The event was attended by around 195 representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions.


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