Chandigarh, February 18:- Mrs. Raj Bala Malik, Mayor, Chandigarh today called a meeting of Shehri Sahbhagita Manch at 11 am in the conference hall of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, which was attended by representatives of Banks, Social Welfare Department and city level federations of Chandigarh.
The Mayor informed the efforts of DAY-NULM to facilitate and uplift the urban poor community, which will help boost the momentum already gained through another set of high impact initiatives like promoting urban poor women by releasing revolving fund, launching of skill programs, tool kit and certification distribution to urban poor youths, release of book of homeless survey and release of book as envisaged under the pilot project in respect of Capacity Building, displaying of SHG products in Rose festival and Training programmes under support to Urban Street Vendors and other mega events for the members of self help groups.
Various activities were planned during the meeting for the Shehri Samridhi Utsav, 2020 which is proposed to be celebrated on the recommendations of the Minsitry of Housing and Urban Affairs from 28th March, 2020 to 12th April, 2020 to establish a platform so as to give leverage to the community based organizations formed under DAY-NULM. It was also decided that various line departments like State Legal Services Authority; Social Welfare Department; State AIDS Control Society; Tuberculosis department, Swachh Bharat Mission, Skill Training Providers will give their support in making the programme successful vis-à-vis rallies, skits/nataks, campaigns etc.
The meeting was attended by Sh. Anil Yadav, Lead District Manager, Punjab National Bank, Chandigarh; Sh. Vivek Trivedi, Social Dev. Officer, DAY-NULM; Computer Programmer, MCC; a representative from Social Welfare Department; 13 members of City Level Federation and all the staff/officials of DAY-NULM and Vendor Cell.