Governor sees need for greater focus on agricultural and rural development

It emphasizes the role of agriculture in strengthening the economy of the country and also the progress

It emphasizes the role of agriculture in strengthening the economy of the country and also the progress

Emphasizing the role of the agrarian economy in strengthening the country’s economy and also in its progress, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot called for more focus on the further development of agriculture and villages.

Speaking at the second convening of Karnataka State Rural Development University and Panchayat Raj (KSRDPRU) in Gadag on Wednesday, the Governor said the panchayat raj system is the oldest system of governance and that it is necessary to reinforce and improvise it.

Referring to climate change and global warming, he said these are signs of imminent danger. “As there is a possibility of water scarcity in the coming years, there is an urgent need for effective measures for water conservation and also economic use of water,” he said. he declares.

Gehlot said the prime minister is leading the country to become self-reliant and it is everyone’s responsibility to partner with the prime minister to achieve this. The role of young people in maintaining constitutional values ​​and building a bigger and stronger country is crucial and they must understand it and fulfill their constitutional duties first. Only concerted and collective efforts will make the country a world leader, he said.

Hailing the role played by KSRDPRU in bringing about a change in the quality of rural life, he said the university is trying to facilitate comprehensive rural development through a sustainable development model.

The Governor told the students that graduation signifies the start of new pursuits in life and that they should make their education a foundation for making further achievements in life.

Graduate and postgraduate students taking a pledge during the convocation ceremony in Gadag on Wednesday.

Graduate and postgraduate students taking a pledge during the convocation ceremony in Gadag on Wednesday. | Photo credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Convening address

Delivering the convening address, Chairman of the Sixth Kerala State Finance Commissioner, S. M. Vijayanand elaborated Mahatma Gandhi’s vision on rural development and the panchayat raj system.

Elaborating on Gandhi’s model of rural development and panchayat raj, social justice, inclusiveness, community harmony and gender equality, he spoke about Gandhi’s concepts of self-help, cooperation, shramadan, of community service, self-reliance and self-control.

Mr. Vijayanand advised the students to come up with new ideas keeping Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj in mind. “Remember the face of a poor and weak person you saw and ask yourself if your ideas will help them anyway. Ask yourself if your idea will benefit them and change their destiny. In other words , think about whether the idea will bring a change in the lives of hungry people and those who are spiritually hungry, and then implement your ideas,” he said.

Welcoming the dignitaries, KSRDPRU Vice Chancellor Vishnukant Chatapally urged the fresh graduates to strive to use the knowledge they have acquired at the university for the good of the state and the nation.

Registrar Basavaraj Lakkanavar, Finance Officer Prashanth JC and members of the University’s Academic Council and others were present.

Before the convocation, the Governor visited the Sabarmati Ashram recreated on the university campus.

Honorary doctorates

During the convocation, the governor honored H.S. Menakshisundaram and Seetavva Dundappa Jodatti with honorary doctorates.

It also awarded graduate diplomas to 10 students, graduate diplomas to 139 students, and gold medals to 10 students. The second and third ranks were awarded to 10 students each.

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