Government Village Gate –


While inaugurating the ‘Gate of Government Village’ from Galod village under Nadaun assembly constituency of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Thakur Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said that ever since the formation of the Congress government in the state, his thinking has been to reach the village. Is. 90 percent of the population of Himachal lives in villages and efforts will be made to strengthen the village economy in the coming budget. He said that the vision of self-reliant Himachal will be realized only through the self-reliance of the villages. The target has been set to make Himachal the most prosperous state of the country in the next 10 years. CM Sukhu said that amidst economic challenges, Himachal had to face the biggest tragedy last year. He said that he himself went to every corner of the state and knew about the pain of the people. Due to the disaster, 13,000 houses in the state were partially affected, 3000 houses were completely destroyed. Despite limited resources, the state government has taken up the task of rehabilitating them. The Chief Minister said that out of 273 cases pending in the revenue courts under Galod tehsil, 266 cases and 60 out of 115 cases pending in Taksim have been disposed of.

While the aim of the ‘Garkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ program is to make Himachal Pradesh economically self-reliant, it also aims to listen to the problems of the people at the village level and solve them at the local level. With the development of the village, the rate of development in the district and state will increase. Understanding the importance of village development, Mahatma Gandhi had written in his book ‘Mere Sapno Ka Bharat’, ‘There should be revival of rural settlements. Indian villages produced and supplied all the needs of Indian cities. India’s poverty started when our cities became markets for foreign goods and cheap and ugly goods from foreign countries were filled in the villages and started sucking them. A healthy and ethical relationship between villages and cities will be created only when the cities are aware of their duty to adequately return the strength and nourishment they receive from the villages rather than exploiting them for their own ends. And if the children of the city are to play their part in this great and noble work of reconstruction of society, the industries through which they are given their education must be directly related to the needs of the villages. The triple disease that we have to cure that is holding the villages in its clutches is as follows: 1. Lack of public cleanliness, 2. Lack of adequate and nutritious food, 3. Inertia of the villagers.… The rural people are struggling for their progress. Is indifferent from side. They neither understand nor appreciate modern measures of cleanliness. They are not ready to do any more work than plowing and sowing their fields or doing the kind of hard work they have been doing. These difficulties are real and serious. But we do not need to be afraid or discouraged by them. We should have unwavering faith in our mission and work. There should be patience in our behavior. We ourselves are beginners in village work. We have to treat a chronic and complex disease. With patience and continuous hard work, if we have these qualities, we can overcome even a mountain of difficulties. We are in the position of nurses who cannot leave the sick entrusted to them because their illness is incurable. As soon as you talk to these Indian farmers and they start speaking to you, you will see that a fountain of knowledge flows from their lips. You will see that behind their rough exterior lies a deep lake of spiritual experience and knowledge. This is what I call culture. You won’t find this thing in the West. You try talking to a European farmer; You will find that he has no interest in spiritual things. The age-old culture of the Indian farmer is hidden behind the outer cover of vulgarity. If we remove this outer layer, remove his chronic poverty and illiteracy, then we will get a beautiful example of a cultured, civilized and independent citizen.

There is still a need to work by planning village development taking the village as the base. 65 percent of the country’s population still lives in villages and is based on agriculture. Therefore, it would be a mistake to imagine a developed Himachal Pradesh or India without village development. Under the ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ scheme, solutions should be found to the problems faced at the government level as well as to the difficulties faced in everyday life, only then sustainable development will be possible and the goal of ‘Sarkar Gaon Ke Dwar’ will also be achieved.

– Irwin Khanna (Chief Editor Dainik Uttam Hindu).

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