In commemoration of the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a significant Gram Sabha was convened at Panchayat Saranoo, Rajouri, which was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal. The event was a remarkable display of participatory democracy and community empowerment, with the attendance of Sarpanches, Panches and local residents.The Gram Sabha served as a platform to discuss and propose various developmental works under the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP). Representatives from key departments including Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RDD), Jal Shakti, Public Works Department (PWD), Revenue, Animal Husbandry and others were present to deliberate on these projects.
One of the key highlights of this gathering was the collaborative spirit exhibited by the attendees. The proposed projects spanned across a wide spectrum, with particular emphasis on Rural Development Department, PWD, Jal Shakti, PDD and others. These proposed works were carefully curated and decided upon with the unanimous consent of the Sarpanch, Panches and local community members.The Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal also addressed the gathering and shared inspiring insights on the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. He reminded everyone present of the timeless values of truth, non-violence, and community service that Gandhi Ji espoused throughout his life. His words resonated deeply with the audience, emphasizing the importance of collective action and unity in achieving progress and development in rural areas.
The Deputy Commissioner also elucidated the role of GPDP in promoting bottom-up planning and development. He emphasized how GPDP empowers local communities to identify their own needs and priorities, resulting in more targeted and effective developmental initiatives.He also went on to elucidate that GPDP, as envisioned by the government, is a powerful tool for decentralized planning and decision-making. It not only promotes transparency but also ensures that developmental projects are tailored to the unique needs of each Gram Panchayat. He encouraged all attendees to actively participate in the GPDP process, stating that their input and involvement were vital in shaping the future of their community.
Gram Sabha on Gandhi Jayanti at Panchayat Saranoo symbolizes the commitment of the local administration to empower grassroots governance and foster a sense of ownership and responsibility among the rural population. It underscores the dedication of the Government to inclusive development and participatory decision-making processes.The event concluded with a renewed spirit of cooperation and determination among the attendees to work together for the betterment of their community, thereby honoring the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The projects proposed during this Gram Sabha are expected to make a meaningful impact on the lives of the residents of Panchayat Saranoo and contribute to the overall development of the region.The Gram Sabha was attended by the Assistant Commissioner Development, Vijay Kumar; District Panchayat Officer, Auqil Nuvaid; Block Development Officer Dhangri, Mohd Javaid; Sarpanch, panches and locals Residents.