Hon’ble Governor virtually participated as the Chief Guest at the 63rd Foundation Day Celebrations of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj.

Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday called for the inclusive and holistic development in rural areas.

She stated that it was important to ensure access of health, education, and opportunities for the vulnerable sections.

The Governor was virtually participating as the chief guest at the 63rd Foundation Day celebrations of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR), here.

The Governor emphasized on the need for offering capacity-building training programmes so as to enable them to have increased livelihoods.

“Investing more on rural healthcare and creating better infrastructure in rural areas is vital,” she added.

Referring to the initiatives of the Central government, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the rural development was witnessing a major transformation in terms of the approach and investment.

The Governor also exhorted the rural development professionals to promote the community-driven initiatives with the area-specific approach.

On the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan released 31st series of ‘Rural Development Statistics’. This publication provides data on various parameters concerning multiple facets of Rural Development.

NIRDPR director general Dr.G.Narendra Kumar, and other senior officials were present.

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