Modi Government Ups Efforts to Highlight its Pro-Village Face

On April 24, the Prime Minister will address a public function in Jamshedpur which will be beamed to all the villages in the country.

Published: 02nd April 2016 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 03:21 AM   |  A+A-

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi |AFP

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to highlight its “pro-village” face, the Narendra Modi-government will be launching a largescale campaign called ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’, which will bring the village and its life to national focus.

The 10-day programme will start on April 14, the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar and will culminate on April 24, the National Panchayat Raj Day. The programme, organised jointly by the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Social Justice will focus on the “enhanced financial and planning powers given to panchayats under the BJP government”.

On April 24, the Prime Minister will address a public function in Jamshedpur which will be beamed to all the villages in the country. Arrangements will be made to enable villagers across the country to hear his address.

Public representatives, Central government officers and state government officers will attend the Gram Sabha. Villagers will take an oath for the development of the village and the country.

The campaign aims to generate efforts to increase social harmony across villages, strengthen Panchayati Raj, promote rural development and foster farmers’ progress.

A ‘Social Harmony Programme’ will be conducted in all Gram Panchayats, supported by the Ministries of Panchayati Raj and Social Justice and Empowerment. Villagers will honour Ambedkar, and take oath to strengthen social harmony.

‘Village Farmer Assemblies’ will be organised in Gram Panchayats between April 17 and 20 April and information regarding various government schemes on agriculture will be provided to farmers and their suggestions for bringing about improvements in agriculture will be solicited.

A national meeting of tribal women Gram Panchayat presidents from Fifth Schedule Areas of 10 states will be held in Vijayawada on April 19. Gram Sabha meetings will be held from 21-24 April across the country as part of the programme.

There will be cultural programme as well as a sports programme on these days in every village.

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