Collector P Ranjit has directed the officials to successfully organise the ‘Meri Mitti Mera Desh’ and ‘Adudam Andhra’ programmes in Bapatla district.
The Collector held a meeting with the officials on Sunday to review the execution of the programmes. He instructed the officials to organise a ‘Matti Yatra’ programme to commemorate Independence Day. Soil collected from each Assembly constituency will be taken to Delhi as part of the programme.
The Collector also directed the officials to organise celebrations in all panchayats from August 9 to 28. The involvement of youth is essential for the programs, which will be undertaken by volunteers and village secretariat staff.
On August 9, plaques with the names of martyred jawans and policemen who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty will be installed in the panchayats. The administration of ‘Pach Prawn’ will also be initiated.
Under the ‘Vasuda Vandan’ program, each panchayat will plant 75 saplings. The families of armed forces personnel and policemen who lost their lives while safeguarding the country will be honored during this initiative.
On August 15, national flag unveiling ceremonies will be held in every panchayat. Participation from public representatives, officials, volunteers, representatives of voluntary organizations, and students is encouraged.
Collector Ranjit Basha emphasized that the ‘Audham Andhra’ program should commence on October 2 in all villages. Sporting competitions, including Kabaddi, Volleyball, Shuttle Badminton, Ko Ko, and Cricket, will be organized in each village. Winners at the village level will progress to the mandal, constituency, district, and state levels.
The Collector stressed the need to sensitize youth and conduct sports competitions in accordance with government guidelines. Various awareness campaigns will be organized at the village level, with the district Joint Collector being appointed as the nodal officer for the programs.
MLA Kona Raghupathi highlighted that the ‘Meri Matti Mera Desh’ programs, organized jointly by the Central and state governments, aim to instill patriotism among people. He called for unity and urged all individuals to participate wholeheartedly in the programs. Raghupathi emphasized that Independence Day should be celebrated as a festival without any discrimination based on caste, religion, or political affiliations.
To inspire and encourage a competitive spirit among the youth, the government is organising the ‘Audham Andhra’ sports competitions. The MLA urged players to register online by August 14 to participate in the sporting events. The meeting was attended by DRO K Lakshmi Shiva Jyothi and other officials.