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Special interactive programme held at Mawtharap village

Shillong, Sep 16: A one-day Special Interactive Programme (SIP) on the theme “Empowerment through Integration” was organised by the office of the Sub-Divisional Public Relations Officer, Mairang on September 14 at Mawtharap village in the premises of Mawtharap Upper Primary School.
Hundreds of people and students from the village and its adjoining areas attended the programme which was chaired by Noviana Passah, Sub-Divisional Public Relations Officer, Mairang Civil Sub-Division.
Passah informed the gathering that the purpose of organising the Special Interactive Programme is to create a unique opportunity for the convergence of government departments and the intended beneficiaries that is the citizens in one platform where on one hand the government departments highlight the various schemes and programmes while on the other hand the intended beneficiaries or the citizen can hear first-hand about these schemes and raise queries or offer suggestions regarding such schemes.
The resource persons present at the Special Interactive Programme were Mairang Block Development Officer Valentine Swer, Agriculture Development Officer E Marbaniang, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Officer Dr. T Wanshnong, Officer In Charge, Mairang Police Station P Syiem, and Dr. M Bareh, Medical Superintendent, Mairang Civil Hospital who all spoke at length on matters relating to the activities and implementations of various schemes undertaken by their department for the welfare of the people.
The main highlight of the day was the interactive session in which a number of residents who attended the programme got an opportunity to interact directly with the officers and seek clarification on the various schemes and programmes of the government.
Earlier in the day, S Sawkmie, Sordar of Mawtharap village who delivered the welcome address, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the village to all the line departments who were present at the programme for sparing their valuable time to spread awareness about the scheme of their respective departments.
He also urged upon residents of the village to take full benefit of what the programme has to offer.