JAMMU, Sept 7: A seminar on development of Resident Welfare Association (RWA) Culture in Jammu was organised by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today at Jammu in collaboration with National Confederation of RWAs- UP, Ghaziabad.
The programme was attended by Mayor JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta , Deputy Mayor JMC, Purnima Sharma, Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav, officers of JMC, president National Confederation of RWAs Col (Retd) T. P Tayagi along with his team, councillors of JMC and various resident welfare association members of Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion Mayor JMC said that JMC is looking forward to improve its delivery mechanism and one of the best step is to have strong RWAs in every neighbourhood. Adding that RWAs are the finest expression of civil society consensus; an answer to urban problems; a tool for community building and for self-management and direct democracy. He added that the programme is being organised with the objective of making RWAs functional in Jammu and to make them aware of their legal rights and duties and provide a platform for open discussion.
Col (Retd) T. P Tayagi and his team through power point presentation explained about the role of RWAs, how RWAs can be formed, approach of RWAs and how RWAs and councilors are complimentary to each other. In essence, it was demonstrated how an RWA can act as an ambassador for various burning issues like sanitation, water harvesting, plantation, awareness campaigns. They added that RWAs have played a major role in improving many major cities in the past decade and we hope we will keep up with the pace in the forthcoming decades too.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Mayor, Purnima Sharma appreciated the efforts of Col Tayagi and team. She added that we are working on every aspect for betterment of Jammu people and it’s everyone’s responsibility to work for clean and green Jammu.
This was followed by interaction session cum discussion with the councillors as well as officers of the JMC.
The team of National Confederation of RWAs was felicitated by Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Commissioner JMC.
The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Secretary JMC.