Two Kapurthala villages selected for national awards

Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, April 6

Nurpur Lubana and Sangojla villages in the district have been selected for the national award by the Union Ministry of Rural Development in two different categories.

The panchayat of Sangojla village in Dhilwan block of Kapurthala has been selected for the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Empowerment Award and the panchayat of Nurpur Lubana village the Bal Mittartai Purskar.

Congratulating the panchayats selected for the award, Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said these awards were announced taking in view the outstanding performance of the panchayats. She said this would inspire the rest of the panchayats to work harder.

At Sangojla village, interlocking tiles were installed at a cost of over Rs 10 lakh and sewerage was installed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. Apart from this, Rs 3 lakh was spent on the construction of panchayat house, Rs 4.5 lakh on the construction of a playground under MGNREGA and Rs 4 lakh on roads leading to various deras.

The upgrade of the government school as Smart School at Nurpur Lubana village has created a conducive environment for education and the all-round development of children.

Besides, the successful implementation of government schemes for the welfare of children, organisation of education as well as other social and sports activities were also important in the selection of the award.

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