Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today lauded Swachh Bharat as a classic example of societal transformation that yielded extraordinary results through community involvment.
Addressing the 65th Annual Meeting of the General Body of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, in New Delhi, he urged the civil servants to improve the delivery of people-centric programmes like Swachh Bharat, Per Drop More Crop and Skill India so that the results of development reached the deserving people.
“This is the kind of approach which seems to hold great promise in most of the societal projects”, he said referring to Swachh Bharat. The bottom-up approach of grass-root level transformation by active involvement of citizens was the best way to achieve inclusive growth, the Vice President said .
It was the same approach proposed by the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi to achieve Poorna Swaraj, he said, adding that Gandhi’s overarching vision of Poorna Swaraj could provide the inspiration for country’s relentless efforts to reform administration and transform governance.
He also pointed out that India was growing at a faster rate than many other major economies of the world, despite the global slowdown. India’s programmes to build infrastructure and connect India were going on at unprecedented pace and citizen services were improving in both reach and quality, he added.
The Chairman of IIPA, Shri T.N. Chaturvedi, the Secretary to the Vice President of India, Dr. I.V. Subba Rao, the Vice President of IIPA, Shri Shekhar Dutt, the Director of IIPA, Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, the Registrar of IIPA, Shri Amitabh Ranjan and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.