Training Program for the Elected Panchayat Representatives
CORD’s Panchayati Raj Program is dedicated to strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions through its Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and through its Integrated Rural Development Plans, enabling and ensuring participation of villagers at the various levels in a Panchayati Raj System so that they too can be the initiators for their own positive changes and can contribute in the overall development of a Panchayat.
In order to achieve the Goal of Ideal Panchayats through the Panchayati Raj Institutions CORD started organizing training programs for the Gram Panchayat Elected Representatives including Pradhan, Up-Pradhan and Ward Panch’s at the CORD Training Center in Sidhbari with the Theme ‘Aao Milkar Banayein EK Shresth Panchayat’ with the objective of familiarizing EPR’s with CORD’s Comprehensive Integrated Rural Development Plans and to show them its impact on local self government for the Rural Communities.
The training has been organized on the 26th day of every month since June and so far 3 training programs have been organized and successfully completed in the months June, July and August, 2023. Considerable efforts have been put in by the team members of CORD in making these trainings successful and productive and the outputs received from these trainings have been very positive to say the least, with the EPR’s already indulging themselves with CORD’s work in their Panchayats by collaborating with the team members of CORD. The EPR’s Have attended CORD’s Mahila Mandal and Self-Help Groups meetings regularly, they have made villagers in their Panchayats aware about the work of CORD and its importance, they have attended and have successfully organized the Gram Sabha’s, Up-Gram Sabhas and Mahila Gram Sabha, they have moved forward from having their mind stuck only at the work of MNREGA and are looking up at different methods and ways to come up with developmental plans for their Panchayats in collaboration with CORD and its Team Members. CORD’s plan is to keep motivating and educating the EPR’s to keep releasing the goal of self-reliant and self-sufficient rural communities.