IMPHAL, April 9 - The elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutes (PRIs) of the State will be involved in the BJP-led coalition government�s �Go to Village� mission.
After its successful �Go to Hills� mission, Manipur Government is planning to launch �Go to Village� mission from next week to address the grievances of the people.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said this while addressing the inaugural function of the Capacity Building Programme for elected women representatives of PRIs here on Monday.
The programme was organised by National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad with the assistance of State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Manipur under the aegis of National Commission for Women (NWC).
The training programme aims to sensitise 67 Pradhans, 787 Ward Members and 26 Zilla Parishad Members. The panchayat election was held in the State in October last year.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Th Biswajit, Chairperson of NCW, Rekha Sharma, NIRD & PR Deputy Director General Radhika Rastogi and Additional Chief Secretary (RD & PR) MH Khan also attended the event.
Addressing the function, the Chief Minister said that capacity building would play an important part in creating awareness, imparting rights and facilities to the citizens regarding various rural development flagship programmes of the Government.
SIRD has conducted 522 training programmes for the elected representatives and official functionaries during 2017-18 financial year.
RD & PR Minister Biswajit said that women have been taking active role in different fields in the State. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma and Additional Chief Secretary (RD & PR) MH Khan also spoke on the occasion.