Around 200 citizens and 76 Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) attended the Samiti Balaga Samavesha of Bengaluru Ward held at the Government Arts College on Sunday to share their experiences and insights on their Ward Committees.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner
“The meeting was very useful for the participants. We have a long way to go when it comes to the ward committee meetings but we are confident that we can successfully hold the ward committee meetings on time,’ said Madhuri Subbarao, Karnataka Chapter Organizer for the Confederation of resident welfare associations.
“The meeting provided an opportunity for the people of Bangalore to discuss various issues. We also passed some resolutions and these will be forwarded to the political parties,” Subbarao said.
The agenda of this meeting was to discuss the progress report of the neighborhood committee meetings, the experiences of the participants who regularly attend the meeting, to discuss the improvement of the neighborhood committees, to vote on the questions to defend during the My City My Budget campaign and Balaga’s proposal for the election of the BBMP.
Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath, addressing the participants, said he was aware that citizens would be frustrated with so many civic issues.
“BBMP officials are also frustrated, but we must not let our frustrations stop us from taking positive action, which will only come if we work together with a positive attitude.
I ask citizens to monitor solid waste management, the welfare of pourakarmikas, streetlights and parks and only people at the neighborhood level know how things work,” said Nath.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the people of Bangalore to discuss various issues
– Madhuri Subbarao, organizer
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“Several civic organizations came together today with the intention of strengthening neighborhood committees and participation in them. All RWAs and citizens must join hands for this. I ask every citizen to attend neighborhood committees and work to strengthen grassroots democracy,” said
“Nearly 200 people gathered today for Bangalore Second Ward Samiti Balaga and almost everyone agreed that the Ward Committees have improved. The Balagas decided to call on all political parties to include committees The main demands are to select the members of the neighborhood committees in an equitable manner and to double the size of the neighborhood committees, transparency and respect for the provisions of the law (BBMP law) are part of the demands.
We are grateful to have the Chief Commissioner