Saplings planted as part of Meri Maati Mera Desh by CBC

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Saplings were planted and pledge taken as part of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign on third day of Integrated Communication Outreach programme by Central Bureau of Communication Tiruchirapalli at Idhaya College for Women Kumbakonam on Thursday. 

Field Publicity Assistant Thanjavur Mr. K Ravindaran welcomed the gathering and coordinated the event. He said that ICOP is organised on many themes including government schemes, Mission Life Environment and International year of Millets. Idhaya College for women Vice Principal Sister Arockia Jaya presided over morning session. 

Field Publicty Officer Tiruchirapalli Mr. K Devi Padmanabhan in his introductory address spoke about Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign announced by Prime Minister in Mann Ki Baat address through All India Radio. He said that India is largest democracy in the world and as part of celebration of 75 years of Independence Meri Maati Mera Desh is celebrated to honour freedom fighters. He urged students to remember the sacrifices of freedom fighters including unsung heroes of freedom struggle apart from Mahatma Gandhiji, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Velu Nachiyar, Tirupur Kumaran, Veerapandya Kattabomman. He said that the photo exhibition aims to create awareness about various government schemes so that public can get benefit of welfare measures of government.

Central Bureau of Communication Director Mr. J Kamaraj urged students to utilise knowledge to progress in life. He asked them to remember the sacrifices of local freedom fighters and know more about them and get inspired by their sacrifices. He said that Meri Maati Mera Campaign is being organised all over the country from August 9 to 30 as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Meri Maati Mera Desh pledge was taken which included five important points mentioned by Prime Minister including making India developed country by 2047.  He asked students to read books and face situations boldly so that they can reach new heights. He stressed on importance of skill training to get good jobs after completing college studies.

Rural Self Employment Training Institute faculty Smt Krithika spoke about self employment training and job opportunities through skill development.  Mr. Rozario Vice Chairman Red Cross Kumbakonam, Postal department officials and faculty members of various colleges participated. Students from Idhaya College, Nursing students from Konagar Nadu Nursing and Institute of Medical technology, Annai College of Arts and Science Kumbakonam took the Meri Maati Mera Desh pledge. Students who won in spot quiz were given prizes.

Field Publicity Assistant Vellore Mr. M Jayaganesh delivered vote of thanks. He conducted quiz competition for students.

Thanjai nanjai Lavanya kalai kuzhu registered song and drama troupe performed awareness programme on development themes including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.


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