Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra sets high standards in Anantnag

Anantnag Dec 11: The inaugural week of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in district Anantnag unfolded as a remarkable testament to the collective spirit of over 81000 participants across 168 Gram Panchayats in District Anantnag.

A statement said that spanning eight blocks, including areas with a substantial tribal population, the Yatra became a vibrant tapestry of empowerment and engagement towards a shared vision of national development.

The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) camps emerged as dynamic hubs of activity, attracting enthusiastic individuals who actively participated in organized events and availed themselves of on-the-spot services. Health camps, a cornerstone of the Yatra, witnessed an impressive turnout with 42000 participants. The camps meticulously screened 10656 individuals for TB, 260 for Sickle cell anaemia, and 1500 for NCD. Notably, 190 individuals registered for the PM Ujjwala Yojana, reinforcing the campaign’s objective to raise awareness about Central government welfare schemes.

“The Yatra symbolises India’s unwavering commitment to development, emphasizing the shared role and responsibility of citizens. Over 540 My Bharat volunteers registered, and a commendable 75000 individuals pledged allegiance to the transformative “Sankalp Pledge.” Recognition was extended to noteworthy individuals, including 753 women, 2151 students, 218 local artists, and 301 sports personalities, for their inspiring contributions.”

More than a platform for showcasing agricultural development, the Yatra empowered farmers on the second day, featuring 90 drone demonstrations and 129 Soil Health Card demonstrations, actively engaging farmers committed to Natural Farming practices. Government flagship schemes celebrated remarkable success, with 156 Gram Panchayats achieving 100% Ayushman Card saturation, 136 reaching 100% JJM saturation, and 168 attaining ODF+ status, the statement said.

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