RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 14: As part of government’s unique initiative ‘Back to Village’ program Phase V, multifarious activities are being organized across the border district of Rajouri with special focus on taking administration to the doorsteps of rural masses.As a sequel to these activities, Principal Secretary Public Works Department (R&B, Shailendra Kumar, embarked on a significant visit to Patrara Panchayat in Sunderbani block.Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, and other senior officers accompanied the Prinicipal Secretary.Principal Secretary sought public feedback on the efficacy of various government schemes being implemented within the panchayat. He also took stock of developmental issues concerns of locals.Underscoring the paramount importance of direct public engagement, Shailendra Kumar accentuated the pivotal role of public outreach camps in bridging the gap between the administration and the grassroots level. He articulated that these camps serve as a vital platform for the common masses to voice their concerns, thereby fostering community participation in development process.In a bid to inspire the youth towards a brighter future, Shailendra Kumar urged upon them to leverage self-employment schemes. He expressed gratitude to the public for their unwavering support, acknowledging their role in effective implementation of developmental programs. He asserted that such initiatives stand as a testament to the dedication of the administration.Principal Secretary said that providing all basic facilities to the common masses at their doorsteps is topmost priority of the UT administration. He added that persistent efforts are being made to ensure that the public does not face any inconvenience on this account. Asserting that the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to ensure all round and holistic development of rural areas, he said that a number of measures are being taken up in this regard.Within the dynamic framework of the event, Principal Secretary demonstrated not only his professional competence but also a compassionate ear towards the grievances expressed during these sessions. Each concern was meticulously documented, and the local community was assured that their legitimate demands and issues would be addressed in a phased manner.The people of Rajouri district, through their expressions of admiration, underscored the steadfast efforts of the Government to connect with them on their own turf. This participatory governance model not only attests to the responsiveness of administration but also exemplifies community-led development, showcasing the transformative potential for positive change at the grassroots level.Among the others, DDC Member Sunderbani, Rajinder Sharma; BDC Sunderbani, Arun Sharma; Tehsildar Sunderbani; sarpanchs, panchs and public in large numbers attended the event.