Collaborative Engagements
PMI Pearl City Chapter

The National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad, conducted a one-day workshop on “Sustainable Development through Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP)" for chapter volunteers on their campus on 29 September.

The workshop helped the volunteers to understand the objectives and elements of GPDP and other project initiatives under various categories, such as education and human resources development.

The NIRD & PR organized, a first-of-its-kind “Samriddhi Yatra,” an experimental learning intervention for chapter volunteers on 16 and 17 November. It was an expedition to Ralegan Siddhi and Hiware Bazar villages for volunteers that was aimed at understanding how community mobilization works.

The volunteers had an opportunity to interact with social activist Anna Hazare and Popatrao Baguji Pawar, the farmer sarpanch of Hiware Bazar, a gram panchayat in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. He is also the executive director of Maharashtra state government's Model Village program.