100 villages in Haryana to become smart through ‘Smartgram’

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has laid the foundation for a Driver’s Training Institute and a secondary school at Dhaula village of Gurugram, Haryana.

These new initiatives have been launched under the Smartgram scheme. The President also inaugurated three new Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) at Mahendragarh, Ambala and Palwal of Haryana.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that our villages not only have the capacity to develop but are also eager for development. If we keep moving ahead in this manner, the day is not far when our youth would not need to leave villages for cities in search of better avenues.

It would also be possible to complete education of daughters in nearby villages. Good and affordable health services would be available for all and the youth would get training and employment in the vicinity of villages itself.

Rashtrapati Bhavan, in association with the Haryana Government, has selected five villages where various developmental programmes have been started.

After the success of the five villages, the scheme has been extended for 100 villages of Haryana.

On this occasion, Governor of Haryana Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Chief Minister of Haryana, Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) (IC) for Planning and Urban Development, Rao Inderjit Singh, MoS (IC) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and others were also present.

Memoranda of Understanding were signed between Gram Panchayat Dhaula and National Skill Development Corporation and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Corporation. Commitment letters were also exchanged between Rashtrapati Bhavan and KVIC, Konark Energy Solutions & IFFCO.

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