Dr Jitendra distributes sewing machines to slum women – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh flanked by NDMC Deputy Chairman Satish Upadhyay and BJP Delhi State Chairman Adesh Gupta among slum women during ‘Sewa Pakhwara’ program, New Delhi tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

NEW DELHI, September 27: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today distributed sewing machines to slum women at Sardar Patel camp near Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi to mark the Seva Pakhwada.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said Union Ministries and BJP-ruled states are celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday by organizing Seva Pakhwada from September 17 to October 2 across the country. . During the fortnight of service, Union and State ministers and party workers render their services in various activities like organizing blood donation camps, free health check-up camps, distribution of ration kits, free medical implants in Divyangjan, free Covid booster doses.
The Minister also informed that during Seva Pakhwada, TB patients are also adopted for a year by Union Ministers and BJP leaders to take care of daily needs to fulfill Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a TB-free India by 2025.
Earlier, Dr. Jitendra Singh interacted with each of the recipients of the sewing machines and expressed his joy that many girls and women are proficient in sewing but do not have the machines to make ends meet. He said that this step would not only empower them but also help them achieve atma-nirbharta (self-sufficiency) in economic terms.
The minister urged officials at the Sardar Patel sewing center to help these women hone their skills in making affordable and sturdy cloth bags as an alternative to single-use plastic and promised to source all of their finished goods from Kendriya Bhandar .
Dr. Jitendra Singh said during Seva Pakhwada, we celebrated the birthday of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on September 25 who is known for his philosophy of Antyodaya which means “ascent of the last person”. The minister said pakhwada will end Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, whose vision was “to wipe away every tear from every eye”.
Dr. Jitendra Singh also distributed healthy food kits containing a liter of juice, a pack of chyavanprash, biscuits, chana dal, daliya, mixed dal and Horlicks to about 125 poor women on this occasion.
In another event, Dr. Jitendra Singh interacted with about 30 seniors in a nursing home at Sandhya Home for Senior Citizen’s in Netaji Nagar. Most of the elderly, including 10 women, are retired civil servants and teachers and expressed satisfaction with the facilities and arrangements of the retirement home.
Hearing their grievances, Dr. Jitendra Singh promised to build a guest room for visiting relatives of the elderly and hold regular medical camps at the nursing home. He also agreed to provide additional nursing care for some elderly people. All received healthy food kits from Kendriya Bhandar, Delhi.


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