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In the chain of motivational lectures at IIT Kanpur for the First Year Students, it was Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh, Cabinet Minister Panchayati Raj, Uttar Pradesh.A social worker, a man who is and has been connected with the grassroots of the nation. A dedicated Minister and an administrator.
Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh in his address said, “my dear students, we in the country are facing a huge pandemic and difficult times. Government is trying hard to meet the need of the hour. I being the Panchayati Raj Minister have a big responsibility so that the resources reach the last man. Under the project of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ we at Uttar Pradesh made the people aware about the open defecation in the rural area and also made available resources to construct 2 crore 50 lakh toilets and made 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh free from opendefecation in the state.
Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh also made aware the students about the history of Panchayati Raj in India and the latest developments in the state related to the role of Panchayat in democracy. The digitalization of eGramSwaraj, role of Gram Pradhan, construction of Mini Secretariat for Panchayats in villages and a lot more. 25 departments in the times to come will come under the Panchayats and at present 9 departments have been included and others will be done slowly.
The Panchayat projects and direct transfer of benefits are also being monitored on the E@ portal of the eGramswaraj. The constituting of Nigrani Samiti under the Sarpanch with its member like Asha worker, gram sevak, lekhpaal and people from the health department. Nigrani Samiti in the villages in the times of Pandemic are playing a very important role for the door to door screening, needed related isolation and treatment of COVID patients and other related symptoms if any.
One of the students asked the minister that we are taught about the Rights of The Citizens and we never talk about the duties of the Citizens, what do you have to say about this.
Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh welcomed the questions and appreciated the vision of Sidhartha Govil at such a young age. Minister in his reply to the question said that, Yes there is a need to make people aware about their responsibilities and duties of the Citizens in today’s world towards the nation and society for the faster and systematic development of the country. We as citizens have to change our own mindset about the Duties along with the Rights of an individual. Nation doesn’t grow with the concept of “Mera Haq”. We need to add “Meri Zimmedari” too to the slogan for a better tomorrow.
In the end he congratulated everyone and asked the todays youth to be a responsible Citizen of the country for the benefit of all.