Published On:19 November 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Other states should emulate Madhya Pradesh to provide vision and direction to NGOs: Gadkari

By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: The national BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said that the initiative taken in Madhya Pradesh to provide vision and direction to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) should be emulated by other states.

Mr. Gadkari was addressing a programme organized by Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad for a direct dialogue with NGOs here today. On this occasion the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a policy on NGOs would be implemented soon in the state.

Mr. Gadkari said that Madhya Pradesh government is pursuing the policy of knitting society and has given a vision and direction to the NGOs. This is a laudable initiative. Other states should follow suit. He said that the Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan and his government are very sensitive and responsive to the people that resulted in excellent performance in development and welfare sectors. The power is being used a medium of socio-economic change here. He said that our country is rich in resources and the need is to ensure their efficient management. He said that technology and finance are prerequisite of development but will power is even more necessary for this. He called for active participation of all sections of society in development process.

He further said that the life is meaningful only when we work for dispelling the darkness in the lives of the poor and the destitute. The voluntary institutions should come forward in service, education, health and other sectors. They should also inculcate good values in people. Science and technology should be made the best use of for development. The 21st century belongs to biotechnology and information technology and efforts should be made to reach their benefit to every village for eradication of poverty and unemployment. If the rural families make the best use of cows and a trees the scenario could be changed for better, he said adding that voluntary institutions should help put to best use the available resources in rural areas.

The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the responsibility of making impact assessment of government schemes is being assigned to Jan Abhiyan Parishad. He said that Madhya Pradesh government is committed to all round development of the state. The Parishad is doing commendation work with the cooperation of NGOs. Successful efforts have been made by it for enrolment of children in schools. The number of out-of-school children was 29 lakh in year 2003-04, which has gone down to merely 43,000 now. Efforts are on to bring it to zero. The Parishad has been able to create a congenial atmosphere for development in villages. Low cost technology is being popularized in rural areas. Nakshatra Vatikas are being developed. Over one crore fifty lakh saplings have been planted to promote greenery. A number of villages have been converted into CFL villages for energy conservation.

The Chief Minister said that government alone cannot bring about desired socio-economic changes. There is need to develop a sense of belonging among people to ensure their active cooperation in development process. Aap Banayen Apana Madhya Pradesh Abhiyan has been launched for this purpose. He said that discrimination against girl child has led to serious consequences and to maintain gender balance and to empower women the state government has implemented a number of schemes like Ladali Lakshami Yojana, Janani Suraksha Yojana, fifty percent reservation to women in PRIs and civic bodies. He also referred to Public Services Delivery Guarantee Act, saying that the system is being made online. Lok Seva Kendras would be set up for its expansion and the NGOS would conduct them. Antyodaya Melas are being organized for the poor.

State BJP president Mr. Prabhat Jha said that social worker play a vital role in social and national development. They also help in delivering services and preserving value systems. He hoped that the workers of Jan Abhiyan Parishad would try their level best to reach the benefits of schemes to the people. Minister for Finance and Vice President of the Parishad Mr. Raghavji proposed a vote of thanks. Vice President Ajay Shankar Mehta gave and account of Parishad’s activities.

[Pervez Bari is a senior Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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