Development of India is not possible without development of villages: Union Home Minister
* 21st Convocation Ceremony of Irma Concluded at Anand in the Presence of Shri Amitabhai Shah: Degrees conferred on 21 students *
Ø * Contribute to the development of the country along with self-development of the educated youth of the country to make Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams about rural India come true *
It is being brought into the mainstream by making 100 districts as ambitious districts in the country
Union Home and Co-operation Minister Shri Amitabhai Shah has clearly stated that development of India is not possible without development of villages. He called upon the educated youth of the country to contribute towards the development of the country along with self-development in order to realize the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi regarding rural India and fulfill the responsibility of bringing prosperity to the lives of the poor.
Giving the role of Central Government in rural development, Shri Shah added that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi is working on the basis of three concepts for rural development. Firstly, personal development, secondly, development of villages and thirdly, planned works are being carried out for the development of the area.
The post graduate diploma in management (PGDM) degree in rural management was conferred on 31 students at the 41st graduation ceremony of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (Irma) today at the hands of Union Home and Co-operation Minister Shri Amitabhai Shah. At the ceremony, PGDM (Rural Management) graduate Avinish Arora was awarded the Kuchibhotla Vasanti Gold Medal for academic excellence by the Minister.
Shri Shah said that Pujya Mahatma Gandhi said that the soul of the country resides in the villages.
I firmly believe that. Not only will the country prosper if the villages become prosperous, affluent and self-sufficient, but the contribution of the villages will be invaluable in making the country’s economy worth five trillion dollars with the realization of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Bhai Modi’s dream of a self-reliant India.
Co-operation Minister Shri Shah while informing about the scheme implemented by the Central Government for the improvement of personal living standards, said that after decades of independence, bank accounts have been opened in 200 million poor people. Women are being made foot soldiers. Health cover has been provided to the poor and middle class people by giving them life cards.
In addition to electrification of all households, construction of toilets, tap water, cooking gas connection under Ujjawala scheme for clean fuel and assistance has been provided to farmers under PM Kisan Sanman Nidhi.
Giving details of setting up physical facilities at village level, Shri Shah said that under Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana, villages have been connected to taluka headquarters. As a result, the economic momentum in the villages has gained momentum.
Regarding the development of areas, Shri Shah said that 100 districts in the country are being made as ambitious districts and they are being brought into the mainstream. Specific criteria are set for health, drop out, housing, employment, nutrition and literacy rates.
And on the basis of this, after two and a half years of operation in this district, many of these districts have become developed districts and they too have been brought into the mainstream by giving them equal opportunities as cities. The rights of the Kampa Fund and the Minerals Fund for the development of the areas have also been given to the areas.
For the first time since independence, Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has formed the Ministry of Co-operatives in the Central Government to accelerate co-operative activities.
Saying this, Shri Shah expressed his firm belief that through this department, the villages will get strength to become self-reliant. To expand the co-operative sector, it will be further strengthened through the use of inclusive, transparent and modern technology.
Earlier, khadi was only a topic of speeches, but under the leadership of Shri Narendrabhai Modi, this rural activity gained momentum and today the turnover of khadi board is Rs. One lakh crore has been reached. That is what Mr. Shah said.
Giving lessons to the graduating students, the Union Home Minister said that knowledge also means that when knowledge is obtained, everything up to Swathi comes to mind. You should assimilate the values and teachings you have received here and contribute to the development of the village and the poor for the rest of your life. That is the true Gurudakshina and Poo. Bapu’s dream of village development will come true.
The activity of rural development is like rubbing sandalwood to become more fragrant. Only then will you find complete self-satisfaction in the work you do. Dr. Sardar Patel, to bring the dreams of rural development to the ground through the cooperative activities of Tribhuvandas Patel. Kurien founded the institute. That Irma has become the backbone of today by giving professionals in the field of rural development.
In keeping with the changing world, Irma implemented new curricula for modern rural development and made a persuasive suggestion to transform it into rural development according to the needs of the people.
Mr. Dilip Rath, Chairman, Irma, highlighting the importance of Irma and the field of rural management and its role in the journey of inclusive development in India, said, . He expressed the feeling that Irma should be established as a central university for cooperatives.
Dr. Irma’s director. Umakant Das welcomed Irma’s contribution to village development.
On this occasion IFFO Chairman Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani, NCDFI Chairman Shri Mangaljit Rai, MP Shri Miteshbhai Patel, Amul Chairman Shri Ramsinh Parmar,
G. C.M.M. FS MD Shri RS Sodhi, District Panchayat President Smt. Hansaben Parmar, office bearers, Irma Board of Directors members, representatives of co-operative societies, faculty, students, parents were present.