CHANGE THROUGH PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION LAUDED, RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRESSED
Delivering Change Forum’s (DCF) Founder & Chairman Abhijit Pawar addressed a special session following the two-day conference organised by DCF in cooperation with the State government here on Wednesday evening.
The session was attended by Tata Group’s Ratan Tata (Chairman), Amitabh Bachchan (Actor), Anand Mahindra (Industrialist), Popatrao Pawar (Chairman SMG), Chanda Kochhar (ICICI Chairperson), Pankaja Munde,Minister for Women & Child Welfare , Anil Kakodkar, Swadhin Kshatriya (State Chief Secretary ) and Actress Preity Zinta.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan said, “It is necessary to stress on clean villages. The open defecation-free villages movement should be strengthened. Planning should ensure that rural development should be of a permanent nature. The rural development movement launched through joint participation of the government and corporates will certainly be successful.”
Industrialist Ratan Tata stressed on the need to pay attention to enhancing the prosperity of an individual, family and the villages. “There should be planning to ensure that this prosperity should be of a permanent nature. There is need to eradicate poverty and to improve the standard of living of individuals and villages,” he said.