Union Minister of State for Education flags off Decorated Vans on Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Bankura

Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Duly Observed in Purulia

Kolkata, November 16, 2023

The Union Minister of state for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar flagged off the well-decorated Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) vans today from Bankura. The vans with photographs depicting the welfare schemes of the Union Government will roam in the adjacent areas to make more people aware of the benefits of the Central schemes so as to add to the number of beneficiaries in respective schemes, stated Dr Sarkar after flagging off the vans at Bankura.

In another event at Jhargram, today, Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra van was flagged off from Jhargram by Shri R K Jena, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in presence of the State Nodal Officer for VBSY, Shri Rajiv Bhattacharya; Akash Sharma DDM, Ranjit Dutta, LDM among others.

The focus of the Yatra will be on reaching out to people and creating awareness and providing benefits of welfare schemes like sanitation facilities, essential financial services, electricity connections, access to LPG cylinders, housing for the poor, food security, proper nutrition, reliable healthcare, clean drinking water, etc. Enrolment of potential beneficiaries will be done through details ascertained during the Yatra.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the VBSY on Wednesday (November 15, 2023) , a nationwide programme aimed at reaching out to citizens who are eligible for various central schemes but have not benefited so far. He flagged off five specially designed IEC (Information, Education and Communication) vans from Khunti to mark the launch of the Yatra. Similar vans were flagged off from other districts across the country having significant tribal populations.