Chief Secretary reviewed the works of Sports, Public Grievances and Child Development and Nutrition Department

Lucknow: Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra reviewed the works of Sports, Public Grievances and Child Development and Nutrition Department etc. with all the Divisional Commissioners and District Magistrates through video conferencing.

In his address, the Chief Secretary said that the Khelo India University Games are starting from May 25, 2023 in the state. The logo, mascot and anthem of the Games will be launched in Lucknow on May 05, 2023 and the Games will conclude in Varanasi on June 03, 2023.

He said that in order to promote sports in the state, it has been decided to take out torch rally under the Games in all the districts of the state. This rally will be taken out from Lucknow on May 05, 2023 in all the four directions, which will pass through all the districts, so all the district magistrates should ensure proper arrangements for the welcome and security of the torch rally.

He said that a movement has to be built in the state, every city should know that a national level competition is being organized in the state. Wide publicity of the program should be ensured. National and international level players of the district should be invited to participate in the torch rally. Divisional Commissioners and District Magistrates should also participate in this rally and they themselves should carry the torch and walk for some distance. Cultural programs and sports competitions can also be organized on this occasion.

He said that it is a matter of pride that national level sports competitions are being held in 04 cities of the state-Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Varanasi, Gorakhpur. To participate in this competition, 4705 athletes, 941 support staff, 1500 volunteers from all over the country, a total of 7-8 thousand people will come to the state. During these Games, it is the special responsibility of the 4 districts to ensure that the cleanliness of the city remains tight. The power supply should remain smooth at the venue.

He said that this competition is a good opportunity to acquaint people with the changing Uttar Pradesh. The way beautification work was done in the cities selected for the G-20 meeting, in the same way beautification work should be done in Gorakhpur. This work should be of permanent nature. Apart from this, the beautification works done during the G-20 meetings in Lucknow and Varanasi should be further improved, so that people can feel the changes taking place in the state and carry a good and positive image of the state.

Reviewing the public hearing, he said that districts are ranked on the basis of quality and time-bound redressal of complaints received in IGRSS, which is also reviewed from time to time by the Chief Minister, so the complaints received on IGRSS Timely disposal should be ensured with quality. In order to listen to the problems of the complainants in the district, the officers should sit in the office at the fixed time, there should not be any kind of laxity in this.

In the context of municipal elections, he said that complaints of irregularities should not come from any district. Work with full vigilance to conduct the election with fairness and transparency.

Giving information about ‘No Water, Only Breastfeeding Campaign’ being run by ICDS, he said that this campaign will continue till June 30. He said that only breastfeeding is necessary to reduce the infant mortality rate. Lactation is interrupted due to giving water to the baby in summer, due to which there is a possibility of infection and diseases in the baby. For babies up to six months, only breast milk should be given, water should not be given either. During the campaign, more and more people should be made aware about this through wide publicity and various activities through departmental convergence.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Devesh Chaturvedi, Principal Secretary Food and Logistics Veena Kumari Meena, Secretary Women Welfare Smt. Anamika Singh and other senior officers of the concerned departments and all Divisional Commissioners, District Magistrates etc. were present through video conferencing.

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