Opposition Congress boycotts celebrations
Ujjain: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan released the Ujjain Municipal Corporation’s souvenir ‘Vikas Pratham Soupan’ in the city on Monday, containing achievements of the UMC during the year. The speaker was the corporation’s special invitee at a programme celebrating its first anniversary.
Addressing the gathering, Mahajan called upon officials of the corporation to chalk out a specific development plan keeping in mind upcoming challenges. Awareness among citizens is the need of the hour to execute such a plan, she said.
The programme was held in the absence of all opposition Congress corporators who strongly criticised the event in wake of huge expenditures incurred as well as the poor economic status of the UMC.
Mahajan emphasised that the contribution of citizens played a very significant role in the development of the city. Citizens should understand their responsibilities apart from their rights, she pointed out.They should pay special attention to keeping the city clean, and not let the piles of garbage pollute the environment, she said.
The media played an important role in spreading this awareness and should time and again highlight the noble acts of the citizens who keep their surroundings clean, Mahajan stated.She also mentioned the pond deepening and renovation works done in Indore district with public participation. 300 ponds were excavated without any official expenses, she said.
Addressing the occasion mayor Meena Jonwal presented a report on the works carried out by UMC during the entire year. She gave a detailed indication of upcoming projects to be launched by the corporation.
MLA Mohan Yadav, municipal speaker Sonu Gehlot, UDA Chairman Jagdish Agrawal, Simhastha Fair Authority Chairman Diwakar Natu and others were present. Kalawati Yadav conducted the programme, while commissioner Ashish Singh proposed a vote of thanks.
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