Pune:Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation (MVSTF) initiative with a mission to transform 1,000 villages across the state, recently conducted a one weeklong training program to further educate and empower the Chief Minister Rural Development Fellows which was held at YASHADA recently.
Over 150 Chief Minister Rural Development fellows from 11 districts attended the week long training session.Senior government officials andadministratorsguided the Gram Parivartaksand shared their perspective on key issues regarding implementation of development activities. The refresher training program was to motivate the fellows by bringing all the field experience andinspiring them by giving a new outlook towards working in rural Maharashtra.They discussed key issues, future plans and the current state of work at the ground level through various presentations and case studies in the week-longtraining program.
Key speakers and guests were invited by MVSTF to address the CM Rural Development Fellows.Shri. Pravin Pardeshi IAS-ACS to CM, Shri.SachinPratap Singh, IAS- Commissioner Agriculture, Shri.Chandrakant Dalvi, IAS- Divisional Pune,M.S.Kalshetty, IAS – Collector Nandurbar, Mr. UmakantDangat, retired IAS, Mr. AjaySavrikar, Director SIRD YASHADA, Former IAS officer &Director of Chanakya MandalMr. AvinashDharmdhikari, Mr. VishwasNangrePatil, IPS – IG Kolhapur range shared their key inputs during the training session held at YASHADA.
During the course of the training program various sessions were conducted which included the following subjects like Government convergence guidance, major schemes in Maharashtra, how to leverage scheme budgets and soft skills training. Various representatives from department such as water conservation, agriculture, skill development etc. addressed the Gram Parivartaks.
The highlight ofthe training session was the video conferencing session which was chaired by Shri. Pravin Pardeshi, along with Gram Parivartaks, collectors and seniorofficials from various districts. During the video conferencing sessions,Shri. Pardeshi reviewed the work done so far and shared his perspective on the current status of work and also provided valuable inputs on challenges faced while implementing government schemes. He also applauded success stories of the Gram Parivartaks and also guided and motivated them to further enhance the work they are doing at the ground level.
Shri. Chandrakant Dalvi, Divisional commissioner, Pune, shared his vast experience on way to mobilize people for participation in community development. He shared experience with regards to Nidhalvillage which is recognized as a model village. He guided the Gram Parivartaks on way to develop a plan for model village and ways to maximize people’s participation in welfare schemes.
Shri UmakantDangat, Former Divisional Commissioner, Aurangabad conducted a session on Convergence of various schemes– Administration Organogram for Line Departments.
Shri AvinashDharmadhikari, former IAS officer and founder of Chanakya Mandal Pariwar defined the role of youth and how they can transform the lives of people in rural India. He motivated the Gram Parivartaks and explained them how they can be agents of change in nation building.
The training program concluded with a session by Shri. VishwasNangrePatil. In an interactive session he motivated the Gram Parivartaks to maximize participation of youth to bring about a positive change in the villages. He stressed on theimportance of planning and confidence building among rural youth and also guided them on ways to tackle the issues through participation of villagers for community development.
The CM’s Rural Development Fellowship Program is a key initiative by MVSTF giving qualified fellows the opportunity to enable and engineer socio-economic development at the village level over 11 months. Each fellow is assigned one Gram Panchayat (GP), who is responsible for overall execution of development activities of 2-3 villages. Fellows are empowered by the Hon. Chief Minister to ensure timely and effective transformation of all the comprising villages of their GPs.
Sharing his perspective on the week long session Mr. Ramnath Subramanian, CEO, MVSTF, said, “The Gram Parivartaks are playing vital role in the village transformation through their consistent hard work and innovative ideas. This training session was conducted to know their reviews or problems which they face at the grassroots level and guide them for the future development of their respective villages. This training session empowers the fellows to accomplish the mission.”
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