2 Oct : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the Panchayati Raj conference in New Delhi to commemorate the golden jubilee of Panchayati Raj Institutions in India.
Prime Minister announced that the National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme will be renamed Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Scheme which will be a befitting tribute to the father of the nation.
Speaking on the occasion UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that the national rural guarantee scheme needs to be made effective in coming time.The two leaders will address a public meeting in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Friday to mark the golden jubilee of launch of Panchayti Raj.
In 1959 first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had launched the Panchayti Raj in this district.Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Minister C P Joshi and state cabinet Ministers will also participate in the function.
Panchayats are playing a vital role in the development of rural India.Majority of the rural development programmes are being implemented with the help of Panchayats.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Minister C P Joshi and state cabinet Ministers will also participate in the function.