NewZNew (Bathinda) : Under the Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s pivotal Navjeevan Project started for overall development of villages in the field of health, education, skill development and resource development, the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg visited villages of Nandgarh, Bajak, Chak Attar Singh Wala, Bambiha and Baho Yatrin with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh technical University vice-chancellor Dr Mohan Pal Singh Isher and vice-chancellor of Central University of Punjab Dr RK Kohli today.
Addressing the gathering at these villages Dr Basant Garg stated that for all round development of villages, the Punjab government has partnered with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University and Central University of Punjab in Bathinda district. These universities have adopted 10 villages each. The teachers and experts of these universities will work for development of infrastructure, collecting water samples pertaining to cancer problem, collect samples of blood and urine of people and animals and conduct proper water sample tests as well as make people aware of the ways to prevent various diseases.
He added that various departments such as agriculture, fishery, dairy, krishi vigyaan centers have also been chipped in who will inform people about various government schemes. He appealed the villages to cooperate with the teams of these universities that will visit the villages for conducting survey. A government nodal officer each has been appointed in this village.
Addressing the gathering the vice-chancellor Central University of Punjab Dr RK Kohli said that under the Navjeevan Project ten villages have been adopted. Every Saturday and Sunday, health check ups of villagers will be conducted and they would be issued health cards. He added that the presence of heavy metals in water of these villages will also be tested. Also soil samples will be taken.
Technical university vice-chancellor Dr Mohan Pal Singh Isher said that the technical education teachers will conduct extensive surveys in villages to provide better education, give vocational training and enable youngsters to become independent. Ten courses have been selected that will be taught to the students. He added that after class tenth the students would be given six months’ to one year training.
He added that if someone wants to pursue diploma course, he or she can undertake two years diploma course. He said that the university has started survey of villages and work of two villages has already been completed. He added that awareness will also be created on cleanliness, agriculture allied business, environmental care and modernization of ponds.
Director krishi vigyan Kendra Mr Jagdish Grover, deputy director Mr Karnail Singh, animal husbandry deputy director Mr Sheetal Dev Jindal also made people aware of the schemes respective departments are running. The former MP Mrs Paramjit Kaur Gulshan also addressed the event.
ADC (G) Mrs Parampals Kaur Sidhu, ADC (G) Mrs Sheena Aggarwal, SDM Bathinda Mr Anmol Singh Dhaliwal, SDM Rampura Mr Narinder Singh Dhaliwal, DEO (S) Mrs Amarjit Kaur Kotfatta and others were also present.