As newly-elected municipal councillors strive to interact with residents through various platforms, Mission Gurgaon Development (MGD) has come forward to lend a helping hand. MGD, a people’s movement launched by the residents of Gurgaon, organised a 2-hour interactive session at the Chancellor Club in Palam Vihar on Sunday.
However, of the 35 councillors invited to the felicitation meeting, only nine came.
At the meet on Sunday, members of MGD discussed the various roles and responsibilities of councillors as recommended in the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act to Urban Local Bodies and the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act 1994.
Speaking on the occasion, MGD president Major General Satbir Singh said, “MGD’s objective is to ensure that our elected representatives are able to effectively discharge their responsibilities in making Gurgaon a model city with a fully empowered municipal corporation.” Councillor Anoop Singh from ward 17 suggested that “such interactive meetings need to be held frequently.”
Supporting Anoop’s suggestions, Nisha Singh, a councillor from ward 30, thanked MGD for the timely initiative.
OP Kataria, a member of Matdata Jagrookta Manch, called upon all councillors to cut across party lines and work together.
Other councillors who attended the meet included Rishi Raj Rana, Gaje Singh Keblana, Shashikala (represented by Atal Veer), Yashpal Batra, Sunita Kataria, Subhash Chand Singhla, and Poonam (represented by Jagdish).
On Saturday also, the Real Estate Developers Council (REDCO) had organised a similar meet in which five councillors from the new Gurgaon area interacted with the public.