Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh Tuesday said that people would take an oath of tolerance and social harmony across villages in the country on the first day of “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan” on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the campaign, to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, on April 14 in Madhya Pradesh. The campaign will conclude on Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, when Modi is expected to address all gram sabhas in the country from Jamshedpur, Singh added.
“The Prime Minister will inaugurate the campaign in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The aim of the campaign is to generate nationwide efforts to increase social harmony across villages, strengthen panchayati raj, promote rural development and foster farmers’ welfare and livelihood of the poor,” the minister said.
He said that MPs and MLAs will be present at gram sabha meetings that will be held during the period in all states, except the poll-bound states of Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. At ‘Village Farmer Assemblies’, farmers will also be given information about government schemes.
Jharkhand to honour sanitation workers
Ranchi: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das will Wednesday honour sanitation workers across the state on the eve of 125th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. The sanitation workers will be given Rs 1,000 each as incentives. In all, there are an estimated 23,000 sanitation workers in the state. Das will address a gathering of sanitation workers in Ranchi. Similar programmes involving senior officials and ministers will be held across the state.