CM Shri Baghel has wished all the Panchayat Raj representatives of the state on National Panchayati Raj Day. He said in his message- To realize the dream of Swaraj, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the former PM Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi gave constitutional rights and responsibilities to the Gram Panchayats.

The Panchayati Raj institutions in our state have realized the dream of rural development by virtue of their leadership capacity and participation at the grassroots.

Panchayats are also capable of dealing with disasters and epidemics along with the development and public welfare works of the villages. Our Panch-Sarpanches have shown this by firmly following the lock down in the villages of Chhattisgarh during the global epidemic like Covid-19. The role and involvement of panchayats has been important in keeping villages from Bastar to Surguja free of infection.

In crisis Panchayats have worked with the government step by step in providing employment to the beneficiary families through Ration and MNREGA through Anganwadi and PDS.
On this occasion, I wish all Panchayati Raj representatives working in every corner of Chhattisgarh National Panchayati Raj Day.