Kathua, April 11
In order to discuss arrangements for 2-days historical Billawar Baisakhi Mela, DDC Kathua Ramesh Kumar convened a meeting of officers and members of the Mela committee here at conference hall of DC Office Kathua today.
In the meeting it was decided that the two day Mela will be organised at Naaz Sports Ground, Billawar on 13th and 14th of April. At the very outset DDC constituted a committee under the supervision of SDM Billawar to finalize the calendar of activities and necessary arrangements for the mela.
DDC informed that District Administration will make all necessary arrangements for the success of two day historic Mela. He held threadbare discussion on the arrangements related to provision of drinking water, uninterrupted power supply, foolproof security arrangements, cleanliness and sanitation in and around the Mela ground, parking, seating arrangements and installation of stalls were finalized.
DDC Ramesh Kumar exhorted upon the officers to make coordination with Mela committee to make Mela a grand success. He directed the departments of horticulture, handicraft, handloom and other departments to showcase various products in their respective stalls and sensitize people about various flagship programmes of state as well as central Government.
DDC also called upon the Seers to sensitize people regarding gender equality and further asked all the stakeholders to participate and celebrate the ‘Janmotsav’ of girl child under the initiative undertaken by the District administration under BBBP.
DDC informed the meeting that during the Mela, painting competition, sports activities, cultural items depicting rich Dogra and Pahari culture by the local artists will be presented to provide entertainment to the populace. He also asked the Mela committee members to give their valuable suggestions to make Mela live and full of color.
Later, in the meeting the DDC reviewed the preparedness of Digi Dhan Mela to be organized on 14th April wherein District Administration is going to create awareness about usefulness of opting for cashless transactions among the populace besides teaching methods of cashless transactions and how to get registered to use services, PAN and Aadhaar seeding with bank accounts. DDC also directed the Lead Bank Manager, Kathua to sensitize the people regarding making transaction with POS and other cashless methods of transaction during 2 day Baisakhi Mela besides ACD was directed to facilitate the streaming of PM address at block offices on 14th April. Members of Mela committee also gave their suggestions which were discussed in detail during the meeting. Among others Additional Deputy Commissioner Kathua, CEO LSDA, PO ICDS, GM DIC, ACD, SDM Billawar, DPO and other district officers besides members of the Mela Committee attended the meeting.