Chandigarh:Member Parliament from Chandigarh Kirron Kher said that she would prefer computer centre instead of madarsas to come up for learning in Mauli Jagran. She said this while interacting with residents of the colony during the first-ever public darbar organised by her on Monday.
While answering a query by a woman, Nasrullah Bee, on setting up of madarsas for children, especially girls, to study, Kher said, “I will not get a madarsa set up. Instead I would love to establish a computer centre in the colony. People have reached the moon and here you are still wishing to learn through madarsas. We have better modernised learning methods and I can get that set up here.”
After the thumping victory in the recently conducted Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, the first public darbar of Kirron Kher was held at Mauli Jagran on Monday.
Officials of the UT Administration, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) and other departments concerned were present during the public darbar. Residents of the ward raised many problems and Kher instructed the officials present to solve these problems at the earliest.
Ownership rights are Kher’s priority
Kirron Kher said that to provide ownership rights to the legitimate dwellers is on the priority list of the works to be done. She said this after a demand was raised by a resident of the rehabilitation colony, Mauli Jagran, regarding giving ownerships rights to the residents. Kher said she would take up this matter with the ministries concerned at the Centre.
When some residents complained that there was one doctor at the dispensary, she directed Director Health Services Dr Rakesh Kashyap to immediately make arrangements for another doctor at the dispensary and also work on providing a doctor round the clock in the dispensary for meeting any emergency.
Primary schools running from houses
Kirron Kher was told that primary schools were being run from houses in the colony due to scarcity of space. Kher directed MC Chief Engineer N.P. Sharma to bring the agenda in the House meeting this month to transfer the primary schools running in small rooms to the Education Department.
When some residents complained of hefty electricity bills, Kher directed Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand to organise a camp in the Community Centre so that the bills could be corrected. She also said that the electricity meters should be verified so that this problem was not repeated.
Dwellings in pathetic condition
A resident pointed out the problem of a nullah that ran through the village and had been causing diseases like diarrhoea and malaria for long. Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand said a solution of this problem was being found as they planned to divert the nullah to the newly constructed sewerage treatment plant. The issues of stray dogs and broken roads and paver blocks were also raised by residents.
Ward councillor Anil Dubey highlighted the problem of non-availability of bus stops in Mauli Jagran. Kher said this problem would be sorted out soon. Another resident demanded that the government school should have medical stream in Class XI. Director (School Education) R.S. Brar said a new school was being constructed in Mauli Jagran which would have the medical stream. Kher directed the officials to organise camps for making Aadhar cards and ration cards.