Mhow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need to strengthen rural economy to boost the country's development as he launched a village self governance campaign here which, he said, has been inspired by Dr BR Ambedkar's vision.
The campaign 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' (village self governance campaign) has been inspired by Amdedkar, who was farsighted and a votary of social harmony and modern technology, Modi said.
"Mahatma Gandhi's dream of gram swaraj has not taken shape yet, and even almost after 70 years of Independence, the desired change has not manifested. We have launched this Abhiyan (campaign) to ensure change in villages," Modi said addressing a huge gathering here on the 125th anniversary of Ambedkar at his birthplace.
The campaign aims at creating awareness about various schemes of the Centre for rural India, among other things.
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(With Agency inputs)