KERALA

Centre’s public information campaign from tomorrow

Staff Reporter



Bharat Nirman campaign to highlight flagship schemes of the government.



Kozhikode: Bharat Nirman, a public information campaign of the Centre intended to spread awareness among the public about the flagship programmes of the government, will be held at Feroke, near here, from November 10 to 14.

It is organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in association with the district administration, Feroke grama panchayat and various State and Central government departments and various non-governmental organisations.

Bharat Nirman will serve as a study and review of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the National Highway Development Programme, the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

Seminars, discussions, medical camps, cultural programmes and an exhibition will be organised. The main venue will be the Royal Alliance Auditorium, Kadalundi Road, Feroke.

A seminar on the NREGA will be held on November 10. There will be a seminar on nutrition and a free medical camp by the State Health Department on November 11. A free eye camp will be held with the help of the Comtrust eye hospital.

A seminar on the SSA and a career guidance programme for higher secondary students will be the major events on November 12.

There will be a special session on the RTI Act and an exhibition on welfare schemes for minorities the next day. The concluding day will see sessions on empowerment of women.

An exhibition showcasing the progress of various development programmes and welfare schemes of the Central government in Kozhikode will be an important part of the campaign.

The Song and Drama division of the Press Information Bureau, Doordarshan and All India Radio, Kozhikode, will organise cultural programmes on all days.

The Directorate of Field Publicity will conduct field programmes on the campaign themes at the main venue. The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity will hold a photo exhibition.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had conducted six such campaigns in the State since 2006. Feroke was chosen due to the ‘significant presence of minorities.’

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