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Remote village in Fazilka to get national award from PM Modi

The panchayat of a remote village in Fazilka, a border district of the state, fetched laurels to entire state by bagging ‘Panchayat Empowerment Award’ to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 24 at Lucknow at a national-level programme, being held to mark the ‘National Panchayat Day’.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2017 09:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Fazilka
Panchayat Empowerment Award,Chak Janiser village,Jalalabad
Chak Janiser village in Jalalabad will get ‘Panchayat Empowerment Award’ on April 24.(HT photo)

The panchayat of a remote village in Fazilka, a border district of the state, fetched laurels to entire state by bagging ‘Panchayat Empowerment Award’ to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 24 at Lucknow at a national-level programme, being held to mark the ‘National Panchayat Day’.

Chak Janiser village, situated on under the Jalalabad subdivision of Fazilka district had a population of 2,600 and has a Veerpal Kaur as its sarpanch.

Veerpal got constructed a panchayat ghar, a civil hospital, a gym, a sports stadium, a veterinary hospital, a power house, an air-conditioned community centre, a water pond besides concrete roads and streets.

“Chak Janiser, situated about 20km from Jalalabad, have solar lights and all arrangements for cleaniness to ensure garbage free atmosphere,” added Veerpal Kaur.

Deputy commissioner Isha Kalia congratulated the entire village, especially its sarpanch Veerpal Kaur.

First Published: Apr 22, 2017 09:30 IST