Om Birla reaches Leh; to inaugurate Panchayati Raj programme

Om Birla arriving in Leh | Picture credit: ANI

Lok Sabha Speaker to also visit Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley

Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker, lands in Leh, Ladakh this morning. He will be inaugurating a Parliamentary Outreach Programme for the Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions on August 27.

A press statement from the office of the Speaker mentioned that this Outreach Programme is a unique initiative by Om Birla himself, and is “intended to strengthen the institutions of governance and planning at the grass-root level”.

This programme had earlier been conducted in Dehradun in January 2021 and in Shillong in February 2021, making the Leh programme the third such event.

Birla will also visit Pangong lake and Nubra valley to interact with Panchayat representatives.

By Arushi Bhaskar (with inputs from ANI)