National Award winning Panchayati Raj Institutions honoured by PM Narendra Modi

– Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Kuldeep Dhaliwal congratulates 13 National Award winning Panchayati Raj Institutions of Punjab

– Award winning institutions of Punjab to be felicitated tomorrow

Chandigarh, April 24 ( P2P) : The Government of India honoured the best performing Panchayati Raj Institutions of the country with National Awards on panchayati Raj Day today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated and congratulated the National Award winning Panchayati Raj Institutions during a function organized in Palli Gram Panchayat, Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Every year, on this occasion, Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been awarding the best performing Panchayats/States/UTs across the country under the Incentivization of Panchayats Scheme in recognition of their good work for improving delivery of services and public goods.

Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal congratulated the awardees of the state and said that many panchayati raj institutions of the state have been doing exceptionally well in national competitions for the past several years.

He said that representatives of panchayats will be made more aware to ensure maximum participation of other panchayats from Punjab in the national competitions.

He further urged educated youth to come forward to lead the villages.

Mr Dhaliwal informed that in the current year, 13 Panchayati Raj Institutions of the State of Punjab have been conferred with the National Award.

Awards were given under various categories namely, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP), Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP), Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA), Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award.

“The award winning institutions of Punjab will also be felicitated at Vikas Bhawan, Mohali during a special function tomorrow,” Minister added.