National Panchayati Raj Day

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National Panchayati Raj Day
Observed by India
Type National
Date 24 April
Frequency annual

National Panchayati Raj Day (National Local Self-Government day) is the national day of India celebrated by Ministry of Panchayati Raj on 24 April annually.[1][2]

Then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh inaugurated the first National Panchayati Raj Day in 2010.[3] He mentioned that if Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) functioned properly and locals participated in the development process, the Maoist threat could be countered.[3]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 April 2015 called for an end to the practice of “husbands of women sarpanches” or “sarpanch pati” exercising undue influence on the work of their wives elected to power.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PM Modi to address conference on National Panchayati Raj Day, Zee News, 24 April 2015, retrieved 25 April 2015 
  2. ^ "PM Modi to address conference on National Panchayati Raj Day". Yahoo News. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "24 April: National Panchayati Raj Day". Jagran Josh. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "End 'sarpanch pati' practice, says Modi". The Hindu. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "PM Modi to address conference on National Panchayati Raj Day". Business Standard. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "PM's remarks on National Panchayati Raj .Day". narendramodi.in. Narendra Modi's Blog. Retrieved 27 April 2015.