Friday, December 8, 2017

MIT WPU to host Sarpanch Sansad in Pune


PUNE: The Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University (MIT WPU), for the first time, will be hosting Sarpanch Sansad, a conclave exclusively for Sapanchs (village heads) from across the State between December 10 to 12, 2017, at the MIT WPU Kothrud campus here. Over 1200 Sarpanchs from various parts of the State have confirmed their participation in the Sansad.

Speaking about the conclave, Rahul Karad, Executive President of MIT WPU and the founder of the Sarpanch Sansad said, “Sarpanchs are key to the development of every village. They are an important connect between the villagers, the State and Central Government. The Sansad would be a great opportunity for the Sarpanchs to come together under one roof and engage in discussions with eminent speakers on issues in agriculture, role of women in village development, water management, rural development funding plan, CSR, newer technologies and various government schemes.”

“The essence of this Sarpanch Sansad is to bring the Sarpanchs, the Government, important political leaders, media, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to facilitate effective and holistic rural development of our villages,” he added. Every Taluka/District has its unique demographic and environmental background. Hence, models of such villages will have to be modelled on the peculiar requirements of these villages even as steps of good governance are implemented. The Sansad would be having detailed discussions on complementing Rural Development with Technology for creating a stronger Bharat, said Yogesh Patil, Chief Coordinator of Sarpanch Sansad.

The three day Sansad will have eminent people and experts from various fields who will be guiding the Sarpanch gathering by sharing their experiences about creating and executing sustainable development goals for the society at large. Retired IAS officer Avinash Dharmadhikari, Padmashri Subhash Palekar, Social activist Anna Hazare, Pradeep Lokhande, Rural development expert, Abhay Tilak, eminent economist, Santosh Mandlecha, President of MCCIA, Raju Shetty, Member of Parliament and Farmer leader and Mani Shankar Aiyar, senior Congress party leader would be attending this Sansad.

This information was given by Prof. Rahul Vishwanath Karad, Executive President, Dr. Vishwanath Karad World Peace University, Yogesh Patil, Chief Coordinator, Sarpanch Sansad, Prof.S. Haridas, during the press conference.


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