PM Modi launches mega rural outreach campaign on Ambedkar anniversary

Updated on Apr 14, 2016 11:27 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched Gram Uday se Bharat Uday, an 11-day intensive rural outreach programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Bhim Janma Bhoomi Memorial on BR Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary in Mhow, Indore on Thursday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Bhim Janma Bhoomi Memorial on BR Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary in Mhow, Indore on Thursday.(PTI)
Hindustan Times | By, Mhow, Indore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched Gram Uday se Bharat Uday, an 11-day intensive rural outreach programme under which states have been told to reach out to every village panchayat and implement plans for their all-round development.

Around eight states, including MP, have been selected under the pilot project to be held from April 14-24. The government chose Ambedkar Jayanti to start this campaign at Ambedkar’s birth-place in Mhow in order to shed its anti-Dalit, anti-farmer image. It is also designed to match Ambedkar’s core vision of achieving social justice and equality.

At a public rally, Modi attacked opposition parties for doing little for the poor.

Read | Cong must repent for undermining Ambedkar’s legacy, says PM Modi

He also launched Ambedkar Panch Teerth Yojana, a scheme that entails connecting five places associated with as socio-economic pilgrimages. They include his birthplace Mhow, his Alipur road house in Delhi, his house in London where he received higher education, Indu Mills in Mumbai where he was cremated, and, where he converted to Buddhism.

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    Padma is a Special Correspondent and looks after Central govt and political parties. She has special interest in local history of Indore and Malwa region, art and architecture.

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