Six day visit of team of journalists from Rajasthan to Assam begins yesterday

As an endeavour of the Press Information Bureau, seven journalists from Rajasthan are on a visit to Assam. The aim of the visit is to showcase the rich cultural and natural heritage of Assam along with important initiatives in infrastructure and industrial development in the state.

The team visited the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) Urban camp at ISBT, Tarajan, Jorhat district yesterday. Apart from a team of journalists, Shri Dhrubajyoti Nath, SDO and Executive Officer, Jorhat, Shri Bikram Newar, Assistant Commissioner, Chairperson and vice chairperson of Jorhat Municipal Board were present.

Six day visit of team of journalists from Rajasthan to Assam begins yesterday
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

The team of journalists interacted with beneficiaries of several Central government schemes and learnt the impact of VBSY in Jorhat district.

Shri Tanmay Acharya, District Programme Coordinator, Deptt. of Women & Child Development, Govt. of Assam shared an initiative called “Sanchay Laxmi”, where piggy banks are distributed among the girl child to impart the habit of saving and financial literacy. The District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW), Jorhat distributes the piggy bank (Gullak) with a lock and key facility to the parents of the girl child along with the forms and brochure of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY), which is a small saving-based government scheme exclusively for girl child and was launched as part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.

Six day visit of team of journalists from Rajasthan to Assam begins yesterday
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

The journalists also shared some money in the piggy banks. Women beneficiaries also shared their stories and benefits of several govt. schemes.                                                                                                      

In the later part of the day, the team of journalists visited Swargadeo Chaolung SUI- Ka- Pha Samanway Kshetra in Jorhat. It is a cultural-cum-educational centre in the district. The team visited the museum and learnt about the culture and history of the Ahom Kingdom. The centre encompasses the Sui-Ka-Pha memorial, museum, art and craft centre, artisan’s village etc.

Six day visit of team of journalists from Rajasthan to Assam begins yesterday
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

It was a fulfilling day for the journalists as they witnessed the socio-economic-cultural development in the state.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by Pib.

Digpu News Staff

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