Hyderabad: NIRDPR Celebrates its 63rd Foundation Day
63rd NIRDPR Foundation Day Celebrations of NIRDPR were scheduled during 23-25 November, 2021 under the leadership of Dr.G.Narendra Kumar, DG,NIRDPR. In this regard, many events were planned like Foundation Day memorial Lecture, Rural Management Institutes meet, book releases, and Film Festival. This is the event for proud celebration of the achievements of NIRDPR
Dr.TamilisaiSoundararajan, Hon’ble Governor, Telangana graced the occasion virtually as a Chief Guest and inaugurated the event on 23rd November at 10 am. She released 31st series of ‘Rural Development Statistics’. This publication provides data on various parameters concerning multiple facets of Rural Development.
She in her message to NIRDPR covered various issues pertinent to rural development such as inclusive and holistic development, strengthening of local governance, social protection schemes for vulnerable sections, women empowerment and gender equality and highlighted the need for capacity building. She congratulated NIRDPR and wished to take forward the national agenda with more commitment.
A session was organised with former DGs and DDGs on how to look back and look forward and visioning the future of NIRDPR which was chaired by Dr.G.Narendra Kumar, DG,NIRDPR. A proposed vision was shared by Prof.JyothisSatyapalan and SriS.M.Vijayanand, IAS (Rted), Sri Mathew C Kunnumkal, IAS (Retd) and Dr.W.R.Reddy, IAS (Retd) gave their ideas and suggestions to make NIRDPR more vibrant.
Sri.Nagendranath Sinha, Secretary, MoRD, GoI attended the Foundation Day Function virtually and gave his message to NIRDPR employees. He has touched upon many issues like nature of change the rural India is undergoing, Prime Minister’s vision of eradicating poverty, possibilities of expanding scope of service providers of rural areas, advantages of NIRDPR as a apex body networking with the multiple institutes etc and wished NIRDPR to be hub of rural development like other think tank institutions like NitiAyog.
In the afternoon Rural Management Institutes meet was held, where 19 institutions both physically and virtually participated to discuss on the ways and means of collaboration. Few institutes to mention were MANAGE,NAARM, Jayashankar Agricultural University, Ne msme, Karnataka State Rural Development &Panchayati raj University, TISS Hyderabad, EPTRI, University of Jammu, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Delhi Institute of Rural Development, CESS, Gandhigram Universityetc
All the NIRDPR faculty, employees, project staff, participated in the event and made it successful