Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that village development was key to achieving the goal of making India a “five trillion dollar economy”. “I strongly believe that the development of the country is not possible without the development of its villages,” Shah said at the 41st convocation ceremony of the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) here in Gujarat.
More than 250 students received their management diploma in rural management during the ceremony. “Mahatma Gandhi said that the soul of the country is in our villages and I am firmly convinced of that,” said the Union minister. “If the villages are prosperous, self-sufficient and have good facilities, the country will be prosperous. This will help realize the dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) and make India a five trillion dollar economy,” he said. he declared.
Shah said he was delighted to see so many students fainting from IRMA and would work for rural development and management. “You will help realize the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi. You can work for your personal development, but you will also have to take an oath today, when you pass out, that you will also work for the development of our rural areas,” said the said the Union minister. He listed the works carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for rural development.
Rural managers will play an important role in rural development, Shah said in addressing the role. The Modi government has established the Ministry of Cooperation, which will help realize rural development, he added.
IRMA President Dilip Rath said their institute, which trains managers to run cooperative movements in villages, is best placed to be declared a national institute of excellence. The IRMA has already approached the government on this subject, he said.
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