Gujarat Heralds a New Era of Technology Enabled Rural Empowerment

Netaji Subhash Babu had given a decisive mode to Freedom movement by giving a call from Haripura: Haripura has again the prestigious privilege to be instrumental in realizing the Shri Narendrabhai Modi’s Resolve for Good Governance

Gujarat transcends new horizons by offering Communication-Broadband Connectivity to Panchayati-Raj Institutions: Gujarat is pioneer not only in India but in the entire Asia

On the birth anniversary of our great leader and freedom fighter Shri Subhash Babu on 23rd January-2009, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi would dedicate an ambitious E-Gram Vishwagram Project, offering broadband connectivity to all -13693 -Gram Panchayats of the state from the Haripura village. Haripura has the prestigious privilege once again, as it was Haripura only from where Subhash Babu had given a call for freedom.

Gujarat has heralded a new era, for the first time in Asia; Panchayati-Raj Institutions are offered broadband linkage, a revolutionary breakthrough in communication technology. All the Panchayats are covered under the E-Gram Vishwagram project; the I.T enabled Communication facilities available to the Prime Minister of India, now the same facility would be available to Aam-Admi of the State.

On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit has inked MOUs worth Rs 12 Lakh Crores, dedicating 25 lakh opportunities of employments to the youths. With the spectacular success of the summit, Chief Minister has taken Gujarat to sublime heights of economic development and prosperity.

For the first time, in the era of Technology Enabled Rural Empowerment, Chief Minister would dedicate a revolutionary Gram Vishwagram project, which is linking all the Gram Panchayats with communication technology network.

The Haripura Village of Bardoli- Surat The venue has historic links:

Haripura was a turning point in the freedom struggle, the historic speech of Subhash Babu gave a vital mode to freedom movement. In the year 2009- , it is now going to become an instrument for change towards Good-Governance.

Under the leadership of Subhash Babu, in the year 1938, the historic convention of Congress was held at Haripura. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had selected Haripura for the convention. Again, history unfolds a dynamic chapter; Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi will launch E Gram Vishwagram Project from Haripura on 23rd January- Birth Anniversary of Subhash Babu- , Resolve for achieving laudable goal of Good Governance, after independence- as envisioned by our great leaders of freedom struggle.

Important features of E Gram Vishwagram Project:

Gujarat is pioneer, not only in India, but in Asia, which offers broadband connectivity to all 13693 Gram Panchayats, taking revolutionary strides in rural empowerment.

The Information Technology network ensures communication links with the universe, which is going to benefit Aam Admi, Government Administrative Services, and Panchayati Raj Institutions services.

Launching of Pavan Channel Panchayat Wide Area Network.

To realise the dreams cherished by our great leaders and Subhash Babu, after offering floral tributes at the bust of Subhash Babu, Chief Minister would dedicate the ambitious E Gram Vishwagram project, designated to architect the glorious path linking- Swaraj to Suraiya- from Freedom to Good Governance- , opens up glorious avenues of development and prosperity.

All the Gram Panchayats will share the glory, through E Gram Vishwagram Project they would embrace the launching of Pavan Channel-live telecast.

E-Utsav for the Rural Masses in all the Villages.

Gram Panchayat to issue the documents and certificates, application forms for various development and welfare schemes, including 7/12 certificates to the farmers from panchayats.

Video Conferencing facilities at all the villages.

VSAT communication technology based broadband connectivity.

Free of cost communication between panchayats.

Common service Centre facility for the villagers.

Villagers may take advantage of Internet and cyber services.

The E Gram would gradually take other services under its ambit, like Electricity-Telephone Bills, Visa, E-Postal services.

Under Jyotigram Yojana, Chief Minister has provided 3-Phase power to all the 18000 villages, which has rejuvenated rural economy in true sense. Chief Minister has pledged to traverse a journey from Swarajya to Surajya- as it was the dream of our great leaders that the rural masses must get equal benefits of developments-.

The ambitious project is going to herald a new era of Technology enabled rural empowerment.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated India B team (Men's) and India A team (Women's) for winning the Bronze Medal at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. The Prime Minister also appreciated the people and the Government of Tamil Nadu for hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad and welcoming the world and showcasing our outstanding culture and hospitality.

The Prime Minister tweeted;

“The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent. I congratulate the India B team (Men's) and India A team (Women's) for winning the Bronze Medal. This augurs well for the future of Chess in India.”

I congratulate Gukesh D, Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Divya Deshmukh from our contingent who won board medals. These are outstanding players who have shown remarkable grit and tenacity. Best wishes for their future endeavours.”

“The people and Government of Tamil Nadu have been excellent hosts of the 44th Chess Olympiad. I would like to appreciate them for welcoming the world and showcasing our outstanding culture and hospitality.”