New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 11-day 'Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan (Village Self Governance Campaign)' on the 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar this Thursday in Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Birender Singh said on Tuesday .
The campaign, which starts on the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar on 14 April and concludes on the Panchayati Raj Day on 24 April, will create awareness about various schemes of the Centre for rural India, among other things, Singh said.
"Prime Minister will inaugurate the campaign in Mhow in Madhya Pradesh on 14 April. The aim of this campaign is to generate nationwide efforts to increase social harmony across villages, strengthen Panchayati Raj, promote rural development and foster farmers' welfare and livelihood of the poor," he told the media.
On 24 April, Modi will address all gram sabhas of the country from Jamshedpur, Singh, said the Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
The campaign will include a 'social harmony programme' from 14 to 16 April under which villagers would pay tribute to Ambedkar and resolve to strengthen social harmony.
Besides, 'Village Farmer Assemblies' would also be organised from 17-20 April to promote agriculture by providing information to farmers about various schemes of the government such as Fasal Bima Yojana and Soil Health Card scheme.
On 19 April, a national meeting focusing on Panchayat and tribal development will be held at Vijaywada, while gram sabha meetings will be held from 21-24 April across the country.
Singh said the Parliamentarians and MLAs will also go to their respective constituencies to attend the gram sabhas.
Central and state government officers will also attend these events.
The campaign will not be organised in West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry where elections are underway, Singh said.