Gadchiroli Feb. 15 (District Correspondent) A special camp on the theme “Yuvashakti for Gram Sabha Empowerment” was organized at village Madetukum by National Service Scheme of Mahila Mahavidyalaya run by Saibaba Rural Development Society the other day.
The concluding program of this camp was presided over by Mr. Yogesh K. Patil, Principal of the college.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Patil said the Lok Sabha is for the country and the Vidhan Sabha for the state, Gram Sabha is important for the villages. Any plan can be successful if it goes from the local level to Lok Sabha, he opined.
As a special guest Mr. Ambade, Head Master of ZP School expressed the opinion that Gram Sabha is the Supreme Authority for village development. Mr. Bhaurao Somankar expressed his views on the place of women in village gram sabha and how to increase their presence.
Mr. Undirwade guided the volunteers on the competitive examinations. Mr. Vaman Tiklay expressed his opinion on how much livestock is required for village development.
Prof. Dr. Veena Jambewar guided on how the decision-making process can be done with consensus through the coordination of study group, Mohalla Samiti and Village Gram Sabha for Gram Sabha Empowerment. Prof. Vilas Nimbalkar gave the information on superstition eradication. Through the cultural program, various social problems like drug addiction, corruption, female foeticide, juvenile delinquency, side effects of drug addiction were presented by the students through various dramas and awareness was created among the villagers. Various students expressed their thoughts about the camp
Introductory speech was made by the Camp Head Prof. Dr. Kundan Dufare. Various activities like village sanitation, shram daan, various intellectual sessions, health check-up camp for villagers, vaccination of 334 people were taken up, he informed.
The entire program was coordinated by Ms. Pooja Giri. Dr. Kundan Dufare proposed the vote of thanks. To make the program successful all the faculty members and non-teaching staff took pains. The villagers also gave their support from time to time.
Photo A view of the concluding programme of the NSS camp.