Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh ,June 15 : The UT Administration on Tuesday launched the Second Phase of the Partnership Initiative Programme at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18 Chandigarh, where 94 NGO,s and social workers for their contribution in the field of Alternative Innovative Education, Female Foeticide, Drug de-addiction, Social Welfare, Tree Plantation and Sanitation and removal of Garbage were given Certificates of Appreciation. The Chief Guest of the function was Advisor to the UT Administrator, Mr. Pradip Mehra and was also graced by Mr. Ram Niwas, UT Home Secretary, Mr. MPS Chawla nominated councillor, Mr. PC Sanghi and other eminent dignitaries. The Chandigarh administration launched its programme on June 10, 2009, by joining hands with NGO’s, voluntary agencies, social workers, residents welfare association with an aim to create an environment which gives fare chance to every individual of the lower section of the society.
As many as 252 NGO,s have joined hands for the mobilisation of the community and creating awareness in the respective fields. The programme started with a Power Point presentation by UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas, explaining the aim of the programme and warm response received by the UT Government from various NGO’s and social workers of the city. He gave the detailed description about the work done by these NGO’s in various areas of the society.
UT Advisor Mr. Pradip Mehra Said, “It is pleasure to be here with the people, who have come forward of their own, to help the government plug loopholes in the development of civil society. Further he said the he is thankful to all the NGO’s and social workers, who have taken the initiative to help the poor and needy and gave him a chance to serve them.
Some of the appreciation certificate holders are, Dr. Raj Kumar Gupta, Mr. PC Sanghi, Mr. MPS Chawla, Ms. Punita Singh, Mr. SC Jain, Father Sebastien and many more.
On this occasion, the color full folk dance of Punjab, “Bhangra” was performed by the students of Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 and National Anthem concluded the event.