Panchayat reps take tips from Kalam for better administration
New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The awardees of the Nirmal Gram Puraskar to the Panchayati Raj Institutions, which were presented by the President Dr A PJ Abdul Kalam here yesterday, today visited Rashtrapati Bhavan and met the President.
The awardees also visited the Mughal Gardens.
Dr Kalam administered an oath to the awardees. It was as follows:- I will work for the development of my village and upliftment of the people irrespective of any affiliation.
I will assist at least two neighbouring Panchayats in establishing an integrated sanitation mission in their villages.
I will ensure that the people of my village do not spend their hard earned income on alcohol and gambling and also the youth do not become the victims of narcotic and psychotropic substances.
I will work for making my Panchayat totally litigation free and ensure that all our differences are settled amicably within the Panchayat itself.
I will work for making my Panchayat 100 per cent literate.
I will work with the members of my Panchayat and plant at least 10,000 trees in our area during the next three years through pupil movement.
I will ensure that at least one member of each family in the Panchayat will be trained, empowered and provided productive employment using the core competence of the village and the assistance of district authorities.
I will be transparent and righteous in all the financial transactions connected with the village development. I will be a role model through my way of life.
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