Office Correspondent, Deoria
There is a need for gram pradhans to be vigilant about their rights and duties. For this panchayat representatives need to think. Panchayats are basic concept of development.
This was the message to panchayat representatives in a workshop by the project officer of CASA Rajesh Malathi. He said country could only develop with the development of villages. For this government schemes could be reached to eligible people through the panchayats.
Mr Malathi said the panchayat representatives need to carry out correct planning for development of gram panchayats. For investing money received from the government in developmental works, planning was a must. For the lack of the planning this money could not be used in a proper way. Gram pradhans should participate in training programmes.
Pradhan of Ijarahi gram panchayat Govind Tripathi said that the panchayat representatives did not have complete information about their rights and duties under the new panchayati raj system. For this awareness camps must be organised. He said that because of inactivity of panchayat representatives in the meetings convened for formulating plan for development of gram panchayats, development works were not being carried out in a proper way.
The workshop was addressed by gram pradhan Sharda Devi, Dayashankar Yadav, Raghavsharan Singh, Ramashraya Prajapati, Datatreya Gupta, Vishnu Dev, Satyendra Pal, Girija Devi, etc. It was conducted by Paras Nath Singh.
(Translated from original report in Hindi published in the daily newspaper Dainik Jagaran dated November 26, 2004)
Three day training of mahila mandal begins
Bhitauli (Maharajganj), September 23. A three-day training of mahila mandals (women forum) from 14 gram panchayats in Bhitauli and Pakari nyaya panchayats in Ghughuli development block under PACS project commenced at the Yuva Chetna Kendra office located at Bhitauli. A total of 47 participants are attending this training. during the training ADO (ISB) Ramji Mall said that groups had considerable strength and through them even most difficult tasks could be accomplished. Women can have an identity through groups. Ramashraya Prajapati said that women must become sensitive to their rights. Only then the groups/organisations can work effectively.
(Translated from original report in Hindi published in the daily newspaper Rashtriya Sahara dated November 26, 2004)