In what proved to be a big relief for the needy villagers, various public services were extended to hundreds of villagers through an outreach programme at Chingjaroi village under Chingai sub-division of Ukhrul district.
The programme christened ‘Go To Village, Go To Chingjaroi’ was organised on Sunday by intending candidate Khanot Khamasu who is likely to run for the upcoming Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections on a BJP ticket from Chingjaroi-2 DCC.
Speaking at the launch of the day-long event held at Chingjaroi Ngachaphung Public Ground, Khamasu stated that he took up the initiative because he wanted to improve the miserable situation of his village fellows most of who were living without the basic amenities and public services.
Khamasu who hails from the said village observed that Chingjaroi, being a far-off village, is among the most neglected in the district.
“For my villagers, accessing to basic amenities like proper roadway, school, power, water, health care and others remains a challenge. Moreover, majority of households and individuals in the village remain deprived of benefits from various services and welfare programmes,” he said.
He also said that the main rationale for sponsoring and organising the event was to ensure extension of services to the needy villagers who were left out from various government schemes relating to social, health, education and other welfare programmes.
“I am very thankful to Khanot Khamasu for initiating and spondsoring such a big event to help extend services to the poor and needy villagers,” said Chingjui CV headman AS Raizar.
Chingjaroi village, one of the biggest villages in Raphei region, is located about about 84 km north of Ukhrul district headquarters. It has a population of about 5500-6000 from its three habitations namely, Chingjaroi Khullen, Chingjaroi Khunou and Chingjaroi CV.
According to the village chief, majority of villagers from his village were left out of the various government schemes and public services during the previous rounds of ‘Go To Village’ organised by different government agencies and departments in their areas.
Raizar then urged the agencies/departments present at the event, to take care and redress the various problems faced by the villagers in accessing the services, while adding that the government had failed to provide the basic amenities and services to the villagers.
A wide range of public services including CMHT/PMJAY Health Card, Sukanya Saridhi Scheme (for girl child below 10 years), Birth certificate, bank account opening of PNB, Aadhaar/Voter’s card registration/correction, and others were provided to hundreds of the villagers during the programme.
Around 120 birth certificates, 100 income certificates, 30 CMHT/PMJAY cards were issued, while about 45 correction entries in Aadhaar were made too.
Morevover, a free health camp was also conducted by a team doctors and nurses from Ukhrul District Hospital during which dozens of villagers, mostly older persons, availed free medical check-up and medicines. Hundreds of villagers also availed the service of sales of essential commodities like dal, edible oil, sugar, tea leaf, detergent power at reasonable rates.