Social harmony programmes in Panchayats for Bharat Uday campaign
The Centre has asked states to organise social harmony programmes in all the Gram Panchayats during 'Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' to be held between April 14 and 24 and ensure participation of SC, ST and other weaker sections in them.
The campaign, to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will begin on April 14 to coincide with the 126th birthday of B R Ambedkar and conclude on April 24 (Panchayati Raj Day). Modi will address villagers in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on the concluding day.
The objective of the campaign is to encourage social harmony, promote farmer's progress, improve livelihood of the poor and strengthen Panchayati Raj system by educating them about the various initiatives, programmes and schemes undertaken by the government.
"As part of the Abhiyan, social harmony programmes will be organised in all Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas all over the country during April 14 and 16. The various activities include garlanding the photograph of B R Ambedkar, taking a pledge to strengthen social harmony, making people aware of Ambedkar's thoughts, explaining government schemes to reduce inequality by distribution of literature," said a senior official from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.