25 Dec :People oriented policies and their reflections on the common man have been one of the cornerstones of the Central Government. Under the aegis of the Bharat Nirman, major milestones have been achieved over the past years. These images have been reflected in the calendar for the year 2009 released by Shri Anand Sharma, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting here today. The calendar has been designed and developed by the Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting with Bharat Nirman as its theme. Each month of the year represents a flagship programme of the Central Government such as National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Sampooran Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY), Swaranjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Indira Awas Yojana etc.
While speaking on the occasion, the Minister called upon the media to highlight the Government’s efforts towards ameliorating the lot of common people and become partners in progress. Under NREGA, social assets have been created with employment generation. Agricultural investment has gone with emphasis on weaker sections of the society. Over 15 crore children have been benefited by the Mid Day Meal Scheme, added the Minister.
On this occasion, Smt. Sushma Singh, Secretary (I&B), also called upon media to convert the new challenges into opportunities for the benefit of the people.