02 July, New Delhi
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a smart model village pilot project at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Five villages of Haryana will be developed into the smart villages under the pilot project.
These villages are Dhaula, Alipur, Harichandpur and Taj Nagar from Gurgaon district and Rojka Meo from Mewat district.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said, it is only the representatives of the villages who can transform this country. He said, the progress and development can be achieved at the desirable speed only in partnership with these decision makers in the villages.
Mukherjee also emphasized the need to empower women and youth. He expressed confidence that the initiative would not remain confined to these five villages but spread to the entire country.
He said, this was the first time that he was having the privilege of interacting with Sarpanchs and village level functionaries at Rashtrapati Bhavan.