Ministry of culture celebrated the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh during the period 11 october 2016 to 11 october 2017. Various programs were held during this period. As a part of activities during this commemoration, an inaugural program was organized. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, attended the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh at IARI at Pusa in New Delhi. New Delhi.
The Prime Minister visited an exhibition on the theme “technology and rural life.” The exhibition showcases good practices and applications, as well as schemes and initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development. He interacted with some innovators and beneficiaries. The Prime Minister offered floral tributes to Nanaji Deshmukh and Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan. He released a commemorative postage stamp on Nanaji Deshmukh.
The Prime Minister addressed an audience of over 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He digitally inaugurated 11 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) Buildings and a Plant Phenomics Facility at IARI. He launched the DISHA Portal – a smart governance tool developed for MPs and MLAs for monitoring of implementation of various Programmes and Schemes of different Ministries in their constituency through a single portal. As on date, integration of datasets of 41 programmes and schemes of 20 Ministries has been achieved on this Portal.
Venue: IARI, New Delhi