‘Basic pillars of Indian democracy’, Prime Minister tweets on National Panchayati Raj Diwas | Latest India News

This year, Prime Minister Modi is visiting the village of Palli in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the celebration. This is his first visit to the state since Section 370 was abolished.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on National Panchayati Raj Day. Taking to Twitter to express his wishes, the prime minister said panchayats (village bodies) are “pillars of Indian democracy” and “the key to building a self-reliant India”. “Wishing you all a very happy National Panchayati Raj Day. Panchayats are the fundamental pillars of Indian democracy, whose strength lies in the prosperity of the new India,” Prime Minister Modi said. “Let us pledge to empower our panchayats in building a self-reliant India,” he added.


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh celebrated the first National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24, 2010, stressing that the decentralization of power to the base, the institutionalization of the Panchayati Raj and the active participation of the people contribute to the overall growth of the country . It is celebrated annually on April 24 by the Union Ministry of the Panchayati Raj, as on this day in 1993 the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act 1992 came into force.


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to express his wishes on the day. “It was Mahatma Gandhi’s dream for the villages of the country to become strong. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi fulfilled this dream by bringing the Panchayati Raj system,” he wrote on the microblogging site.


Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot renewed his government’s commitment to strengthening Raj panchayati institutions so that “grassroots people are empowered”. He said that “this is the real essence of democracy. Panchayati Raj is at the heart of our democratic rule”.


“Hail and celebrate the efforts of all who work to strengthen our Panchayati Raj institutions, pursue grassroots development and meet the aspirations of rural India,” Union Education Minister Dharmendra tweeted. Pradhan.

This year, Prime Minister Modi is visiting the village of Palli in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the celebration. This is his first visit to the state since Section 370 was abolished.




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