Mayor unfurl the National Flag at MC Chandigarh Building

Mayor unfurl the National Flag at MC Chandigarh Building

The Voice of Chandigarh News:

The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized a simple function to commemorate the Independence Day in MCC building, Sector 17, Raj Bala Malik, Mayor, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

While addressing the councilors and senior officers/HODs and representatives from NGOs on the occasion after unfurling the National Flag, Mayor said that this was a day of introspection for all of us to see if we have fulfilled the dreams of our great freedom fighters.

The Mayor expressed her gratitude towards V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh, Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh and all the officers of Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation for their restless services rendered during the COVID-19.

She said that the officers of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh under the leadership of Municipal Commissioner K.K. Yadav used innovative approaches and its experience in essential supply alongwith ‘break the chain’ campaigns came in handy to quickly deploy resources and put up a timely and comprehensive response in collaboration with key stakeholders and citizens.

She further said that active surveillance, setting up of command and control centre for COVID-19 at MCC office premises for monitoring, capacity-building of frontline workers, risk communication and strong community engagement, and addressing the psychosocial needs of the vulnerable population are some of the key strategic interventions implemented by the Administration and Corporation that kept the disease in control.

She further said that early release of technical guidelines on contact tracing, quarantine, isolation, hospitalization, infection prevention and control, and extensive capacity building for all cadres of officials and other interlinked departments played a critical role in managing the situation.

The Mayor said that under the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi ‘PM SVANidhi’ scheme, the vendors of city are availing a working capital loan of upto Rs. 10 thousand, repayable in monthly installments in the tenure of one year without any kind of guaranty and it is implemented through the DAY-NULM cell of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.

She also mentioned that Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. registered in the India cycle4change challenge in partnership with various stakeholders, local champions and citizens. She said that community engagement is a crucial component of the initiative; therefore, the CSCL is engaging residents of the city in making this programme a success.

While expressing her concern over social distancing, the Mayor appealed the citizens of Chandigarh to maintain “Do Gaj Doori” and take all precautions keeping in view the spread of COVID-19.

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