Ranchi, Feb. 20: “I can feel that the villagers are still not aware of the policies and programs run by the state government for their benefit.
The government policies should reach to the last man of the state,” Chief Minister Raghubar Das while flagging off 28 LED vans at the Aryabhatt Auditorium, Morabadi, on Saturday.
“Around 34 percent of the population are illiterate and cannot read or write. Hence they are unable to avail the schemes made for them. The state government endeavors to make all such people aware about the various schemes of the govt. run in their interest’, Das added.
He said that the local market and fair increase social understanding in our villages. When the villagers will come in the market place, they will come in contact of these LED vans and ultimately come to know about the schemes of the govt. and how they can avail of them.
He said that LED screens are seen by people at Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Deoghar and other places and getting immensely popular among the people.
Praising the Information and Public Relation Department for their commendable work, the CM said that the department is working sincerely in positive direction.
Principal Secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar congratulated the IPRD, Jharkhand government for taking this unique initiative of spreading awareness among the villagers. Kumar mentioned that the CM is the “face of change” in the social and economical level. He works for change.
LED Vans will also bring drastic changes in the mind set of villagers and they will definitely be benefited with this. These LED will be placed in the ‘haats’ (local market of various villages) and project the achievements and policies of the state government. The numbers of LED Vans would be increased in the nearby future. He said that the LED vans have informative as well as entertaining material.
In the first phase, two vans are being sent to Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro each and one van containing LED screen is being sent to the remaining 20 districts. These vans show significant three-hour films of Jharkhand government’s achievements and plans from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The deputy commissioners or district public relation officers will control and monitor these vans.
Jharkhand Information and Technology Department secretary Sunil Kumar Burnwal, Children, Welfare, Women and Social Protection Department secretary Binay Kumar Choubey, IPRD Director Awdhesh Kumar Pandey, vice-chancellor, Ranchi University Ramesh Kumar Pandey, IPRD Deputy Director Shalini Verma were present on the occasion.