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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Road show on postal schemes

Tribune News Service
Amritsar :
In order to sensitise the people about various government schemes, the Department of Posts, Amritsar division, organised a road show at Khalsa College Post Office here today. The aim of the road show was to popularise Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, Atal Pension Yojna, PLI and other small saving schemes.
Additional Deputy Commissioner SP Angra flags off the road show from the Khalsa College post office in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: RK SONI
The road show was flagged off by SP Angra, ADC (development), Amritsar, and Jethmal Jingar, SSP, post offices. Gurinder Kaur Grewal, programme officer, ICDS, was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The road show passed through various bazars covering the areas of Putlighar and Islamabad. Participants also spread awareness on female foeticide and girl-child abandonment.
While giving details, Jingar said participants of the road show carried banners displaying information regarding various schemes. They also distributed pamphlets among shopkeepers and the public. The road show culminated at Government Elementary School, Islamabad.
An orientation session was organised at the end of the show. The staff and girl students of the school were apprised of various investment-cum-saving schemes launched by the Department of Posts, including Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, which lays emphasis on securing the future of girls.
“The investments made in Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna upto Rs 1.5 lakh are covered under Section 80-C for tax rebate,” said Jingar. Speaking on the occasion, SP Angra, ADC (development), urged all residents of the holy city to avail benefits offered by the Department of Posts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, PLI and other small saving schemes. He said money collected under these schemes was being utilised for development of the State.

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