UT Adviser flagged off the Smart City walk at Sukhna Lake


NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Chandigarh Administration has organized a Walkathon, awareness regarding Smart City Mission today at Sukhna Lake. The walk has been organized from Sukhna Lake to Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3, Chandigarh and back to Lake.

The walk was flagged off by Sh. Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh at 7.00 a.m. Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, Home Secretary, Sh. Danish Ashraf, IAS, SDM (E)-cum Nodal Officer, Smart City Mission, Chandigarh, other senior officers, councilors of MC, representatives of FOSWAC, RWA’s and near about 700 students from various schools & colleges have participated in the Walk.

During the event a Smart City Flash Mob was also organized by a famous group of dancers from city. The main attraction was the “Smart City Canvas” (200 ft wall) installed for sharing/drawing & writing Smart ideas of the citizens of Chandigarh. Participants sketched/shared their Smart ideas on the wall with wonderful slogans. Some special attractive art work has been crafted by Prof. Ravinder Sharma & his team of students, Arts College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

While addressing the participants, Adviser said that one cannot become Smart with, just merely wearing smart clothes. For a good personality and to become really smart, everybody need a balance of body, mind & soul, so is the case with the City. Every citizen will have to be smart and suggest their requirements & local priorities. It is up to them to decide what type of the Smart city they are envisaging.

He said that keeping in view the inspirations and expectations of citizens, the changes they desire, will be considered by the Administration and prompt solutions will be provided accordingly. He said that the idea of Smart City in the city has started taking the shape to turn dream into reality. This will certainly ameliorate the living conditions of the people and they will feel proud of the city beautiful.

The Home Secretary said that the Chandigarh Administration has already uploaded the draft document vision and sub goals Chandigarh an ideal city in mygov.in received good response from the citizens. He again appealed to the citizens of Chandigarh to share their views & perspective on the link https://mygov.in/group-issue/draft-document-vision-and-sub-goals-chandigarh-ideal-city/.

He said that the activities saw participation by thousands of citizens, scores of companies and almost all officials of Chandigarh City. Clearly, the consultations may be termed successful and the vision can be stated as ‘collective vision” of Chandigarh. The views of the citizens would go a long way in making Chandigarh…an “IDEAL” City, he added.