A one-day Special Outreach Programme(SOP) on “150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi” on the themes of Swachhta Hi Seva, Swachh Bharat Mission, Ban on single use of Plastics, 180 Days Achievements of NDA-II Government and Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat was held today at Sihphir High School Hall organized by the Field Outreach Bureau, Aizawl, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Indiain close co-ordination with Sihphir High School, Sihphir Higher Secondary School, Sihphir Venglhun High School And Young Mizo Association of Sihphir. The Main objective of the Programme was to disseminate information and education to the People on the above cited schemes of the Government of India. Professor J. Doungel, Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell and Professor of Political Science, Mizoram University and Dr. A. Ibomcha. Sharma, IIS, Field Exhibition Officer, Field Outreach Bureau, Aizawl delivered lectures as Resource Persons in the Programme.
Prof. Doungel spoke about Mahatma Gandhi and his dreams of a Swachh Bharat. He narrated about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and what the father of the nation has contributed for the country. He also mentioned that the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji has given us an opportunity to remind the humanity of the relevance of Gandhiji’s message. He said, Gandhiji’s message are relevant in many policies of the country such as Swacch Bharat, rights of women and children, and of civil liberties of small and disadvantaged groups, health and well-being of the Indian farmer and the Indian villages.
Dr. Ibomcha Sharma spoke about Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. He said that the main objective of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat is to celebrate the Unity in Diversity of our nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds among the people of our country, promote the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement among the states and union territories through a year-long planned engagement among states, to showcase the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions of the states and union territories in the country for enabling people to understand and appreciate the diversity in the country, thus fostering a sense of common identity to create an environment which will promote learning between states by sharing best practices and experiences with an endeavour to attain the new height of India as a world leader.
More than 500 people including officials of the Field Outreach Bureau, teachers and students of the three academic institutions attended the programme. A Public Rally was also organized in connection with the programme from the bus stand of Sihphir to Sihphir High School Ground. A cultural programme of Mizo traditional dance, Quiz competition and Prize distribution to the winners of the quiz competition were the other main highlights of today’s programme.