“THE miracle of development witnessed in over 500 villages of Chitrakoot has attracted the attention of entire world. There is a need to implement this model in all the villages. But while doing it we should not let the feeling of arrogance dominate us,” said Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh of RSS Shri Madan Das. He was speaking at the general body meeting of Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) organised in Chitrakoot on July 25.
Reminding the workers of their growing responsibility after the passing away of Nanaji, Shri Madan Das said they should be vigilant and accelerate the work for welfare of the society. He stressed the need to involve villagers in the planning process to achieve better results of the schemes. “This is what Nanaji did. He involved the villagers in the planning process and achieved this much self-reliance. Even for literacy, health, employment, social harmony, etc. he involved the villagers in planning and execution of the schemes,” he said.
Former vice president of DRI and noted thinker Shri Devendra Swarup Agrawal described the projects started by Nanaji as manas putra of Nanaji. He said the model developed by Nanaji is now being adopted at many places. “There is a need to bring the whole personality of Nanaji before the society. The reminiscences of Nanaji being collected will show the way to the new generation,” he said.
DRI president Shri Virendrajit Singh stressed need to promote team spirit. Principal secretary of DRI Shri Bharat Pathak pointed out that Nanaji wanted to create the picture of entire Bharat in Chitrakoot and the DRI is working on that project. He also informed that the Institute has again received the ISO certificate.
A new team of office-bearers was also announced. Shri Madan Das and Smt Sumatitai Sukalikar are patron while Shri Virendrajit Singh is president and Shri Shankar Prasad Tamrakar, Shri Prabharrao Mundle, Dr Purnima Advani and Dr Naresh Sharma were elected vice presidents. Dr Bharat Pathak is principal secretary and Shri Abhay Mahajan is again organising secretary. Shri Ganesh Pathak, Shri Ramkrishna Tewari and Shri J Wadia are new secretaries. Shri Nitin Sable is treasurer. There are also 21 members in managing committee.