Batting for an outcome-based approach for rural development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country has sufficient resources to deliver benefits to the last man and that the desired results can be achieved through good governance.
The nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of national figures Nanaji Deshmukh and Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan. On this occasion Prime Minister paid tributes to both leaders and called on the nation to take forward their vision of ‘gramoday’ or rural transformation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to two great leaders who worked tirelessly for transforming India into a stronger and developed nation. Given the fact that villages form the major part of the nation, he recalled the contribution of the two trailblazers in uplifting and empowering the rural India.
Attending a special function to mark the birth centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh, PM Modi spoke of the farsightedness of Nanaji in making villages self reliant and disease free.
Addressing an audience of about 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the Prime Minister recalled how the two stalwarts worked closely together. In fact Nanaji even came forward to save Jai Prakash Narayan when he was attacked during a protest against political corruption.
Hailing the role of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan in awakening the conscience of the nation, the Prime Minister recalled the inspiring life of JP, who even quit politics and chose to work in the interest of the people.
Nanji Deshmukh continues to be a motivational force for the nation with his emphasis on rural development. He did pioneering work towards poverty alleviation, rural health, rural education and took forward the legacy of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya for nation building. Prime Minister also released a commemorative postage stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh.
Jai Prakash Narayan’s unflinching courage & righteousness also continues to inspire every Indian. His call for a ‘total revolution’ to rid the nation from hunger, rising prices, corruption and poverty triggered massive movement across India. His open challenge to the then Indira Gandhi government during emergency mobilised youth all over the country who rose to the occasion and joined him.
Prime Minister Modi also called upon people to take inspiration from the two icons of social transformation and contribute to the best in the interest of the country.
Batting for an outcome-based approach for rural development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country has sufficient resources to deliver benefits to the last man in the queue and that the desired results can be achieved through good governance.
He launched the DISHA Portal – a smart governance tool and Gram Samvaad – a citizen centric mobile app for rural India. PM also inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes Buildings and a Plant Phenomics Facility at Indian Agriculture Research Institute, all these were aimed at rural transformation.
Nanaji Deshmukh dedicated his life to transforming rural India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his government’s commitment to fulfilling this vision on Nanaji’s birth anniversary.
PM Modi launched the DISHA Portal. It aims at aiding the monitoring of the implementation of various govt Programmes and Schemes. He also launched Gram Samvaad – a citizen centric mobile app to serve and empower the rural citizens. This will facilitate single window access for citizens to information at Gram Panchayat level. PM also inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes – R.S.E.T.I. Buildings.
Prime Minister Modi called for building infrastructure in villages and taking modern and information technology to rural India, with greater focus on education. He said that villages must have all the health facilities available in towns for true overall development of the nation. He reiterated that there is no dearth of resources in India.
He said that the real essence of a democracy is Jan Bhagidari and integrating people in the development journey of cities, and villages. He stressed on the need for regular interaction with the government.
Prime Minister Modi also visited an exhibition on the theme “technology and rural life.” It showcases good practices and applications, as well as schemes and initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development. The Prime Minister also interacted with some innovators and beneficiaries.
He also inaugurated a plant phenomic facility at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute. Research undertaken here will lead to an increase in farm incomes and rural transformation.