The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed all Panchayats across the country, from Jamshedpur, on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day.
The event also marked the culmination of the Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan, which began on the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, at Mhow, on April 14th.
Shri Narendra Modi emphasized that facilities and services in rural areas, should be at par with the cities.
The Prime Minister exhorted the Panchayat Representatives to use their tenure to work towards serving the people by aiming to bring about transformative change in the villages.
In particular, he said women members can play a leadership role in areas such as toilet construction.
He urged the Panchayats to pay special attention to children’s education, and said if children stop attending schools, it should worry the Panchayat members.
The Prime Minister encouraged Panchayats to think beyond budgets, and focus on Jan Suvidha.
After the event, the Prime Minister came down from the stage and met some of the Panchayat Representatives from across the country who had gathered in Jamshedpur. He also met the wife and daughter of one of the victims of the Patna bomb blasts, which had occurred during his rally there in 2013.
Government programmes like this were held in Delhi but we have ventured out to the states & organised important programmes in the states: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016
Mahatma Gandhi said India lives in the villages yet why are facilities in villages not up to the mark, at par with cities: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016
Those serving in village should think: I have the opportunity to do something transformative during my tenure & serve my village: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016
So many women are serving in Panchayats. They can show tremendous leadership in matters affecting the villages: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016
Particularly women representatives in Panchayats should ensure that there are adequate toilets in villages: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016
Did we build roads or not, did the budget come or not...we should rise beyond these worries and look at Jan Suvidha: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 24, 2016