Connecting Communities: Central Bureau of Communication’s Outreach in Nubra Valley

The Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, orchestrated a one-day outreach program at the Government Higher Secondary School in Diskit, situated in the scenic Nubra Valley. The event took place on August 17, focusing on the theme “9 Years: Seva, Sushasan aur Garib Kalyan” (9 Years: Service, Governance, and Welfare), organized by CBC’s Field Office in Leh. The program aimed to showcase India’s remarkable achievements across diverse domains over the past nine years.

Through informative standees, expert lectures, and printed awareness material, the CBC’s Leh Field Office endeavored to disseminate information about various government welfare schemes, particularly those designed to uplift tribal and vulnerable populations.

Tsering Angchuk, the Deputy Chairman of LAHDC Leh, graced the event as the chief guest. He commended CBC for extending development messages to remote regions like Nubra. Addressing a gathering of sub-divisional administration officers, teachers, and students, he emphasized the transformative impact of welfare schemes such as PMGKAY, PM Ujjwala Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Mudra Yojana, and Ayushman Bharat on the lives of people, including those in Ladakh. He stressed the significance of raising awareness about these schemes to uplift impoverished and marginalized communities.

Angchuk also spotlighted the accomplishments of both the Government of India and LAHDC, Leh, over the past nine years, characterized by a commitment to service, effective governance, and the welfare of the marginalized.

Shahid Mohammad Lone, the Field Publicity Officer of CBC, delivered a comprehensive introduction to CBC’s mission and activities, shedding light on the program’s objectives. He highlighted the importance of broad public awareness for the successful execution of various welfare initiatives.

Lone extended gratitude to the sub-divisional administration of Nubra and the district administration of Leh for their support and collaboration in executing the program.

An open quiz competition was organized for students from the Government Degree College, Nubra, and the Government Higher Secondary School, Diskit.

Other contributors to the event included Tashi Jorgais, Tehsildar of Diskit; Sonam Stobdan, Zonal Education Officer of Nubra; and Sonam Rinchen, Vice-principal of GHSS Diskit, along with the teaching staff and students of GDC Nubra.

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