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PM Awards Churachandpur For MGNREGA Feat

The Churachandpur district delegation led by Deputy Commissioner Jacintha Lazarus at the MGNREGA Sammelan. Image Credit: Sangai Photo.

LAMKA, Feb 2: The State’s largest district, Churachandpur today scripted a historic feat as it received the coveted award for initiative in MGNREGA administration during the MGNRE-GA Sammelan held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi presented the award to the DPC MGNREGA Churachandpur district Jacintha Lazarus alongside nine other districts selected from throughout the country for giving the best performances in the year 2009-10. Churachandpur, which topped the Ministry of Rural Development (MGNRE- GA division) list made the cut under the category, community participation and participation for livelihood generation.

Jacintha credited the district job card holders for the rare achievement Churachandpur attained at the National level.

‘˜I dedicate the award to all the Job Card holders back there (Churachandpur district),’ she told The Sangai Express from New Delhi.

A group of the District MGNREGA team comprising of BDO Lamka, Mannuamching; AE DRDA Lhunpu Haokip, three POs, an SO, a village chief and a job card holder accompanied the DPC to New Delhi for the presentation at MGNREGA Sammelan that was inaugurated by Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Vilasrao Deshmukh early today.

The DRDA Churachandpur district initiative in planting sapling along the town’s catchment area under MGNREGA was the main emphasis when the district made its nomination for the award sometime last year, and it is on this basis that the Ministry of Rural Development selected the district after duly assessing the district’s all-round performance and its ability in delivering the results as per the demand, said a DRDA official from New Delhi.

DD News, the Government news portal, telecast the function as MGNREGA completed five years, allowing many residents here to watch the district’s historic moment as it unfolded.

*Reported by S Singlianmang Guite

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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