NASHIK : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed district collectors across the country via video-conference, on the theme of “New India – Manthan.” It was the first-of-its-kind interaction with district collectors that lasted almost an hour.
The Prime Minister asked the collectors to prepare a vision document, or resolution document for their district before the 15th of August. This Resolution Document, should include those 10 or 15 objectives which they feel should be achieved by 2022.
The Prime Minister explained that the date of August 9th, is intrinsically linked with the mantra of “Sankalp se Siddhi” – “Achievement through Resolve.”
The Prime Minister said that when the socio-economic conditions improve in the 100 most backward districts, it would give a big boost to the overall development parameters of the country. This puts an onus on the collectors of these districts to work in a mission mode.
The Prime Minister encouraged replication, and scaling up of best practices from districts where good results are being achieved in a particular field or scheme.
The Prime Minister said collectors must make people aware about the benefit of initiatives such as LED bulbs, BHIM App etc. Similarly, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is dependent upon a responsive administration, and awareness among people. He said real change in this regard can only come through public participation.
District Collector Radhakrishnan B, Deputy District Collector Shashikant Mangrule, Resident Deputy Collector Ramdas Khedkar and information officer Rajesh Salwe were present for the video conferencing.