Panchayati Raj Diwas: PM Modi addresses Panchayats across the country
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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.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.