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A three-days' Workshop on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) was held on 25-27 June 2014 at Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra (VBKVK) for the faculty members of the developmental institutions of Vidya Bhawan. The sessions included philosophy of Vidya Bhawan, concept and purpose of PRA, bottom-up and top-down approaches, operational instructions while preparing PRA tools, participatory mapping, matrix ranking, timeline and trends, Ven diagram, wealth ranking etc. Resource persons included Dr.S.S. Rajput, Dr. H.K. Mittal and Dr. Dhriti Solanki from MPUAT.
Members of Vidya Bhawan Institute of Local Self Government and Responsible Citizenship, Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic, Vidya Bhawan Anganwadi Workers' Training Center and VBKVK participated in the Workshop. The Workshop was organised by the Developmental Institutions Sub-group of the Faculty Development Committee of Vidya Bhawan Society.
A two-day district level Workshop on 'Strengthening Panchayati Raj' was organized by the Institute of Local Self Government and Responsible Citizenship (VBILSGRC), Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur on 30th and 31st May 2014 at the UGC Conference Hall of Vidya Bhawan G.S. Teachers' Training College, Udaipur.
About 65 persons attended the Workshop, including elected representatives (ERs) of Panchayati Raj (Zila Pramukh, Zila Up-Pramukh, Pradhan, Sarpanch, Ward Panch, members of Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad), Government officers, subject experts and representatives of voluntary organizations working in allied areas of Panchayati Raj. Power-point presentations and group discussions on various subjects of Panchayati Raj were held over the two days in 6 sessions.
Please click on the link below for report of the Workshop.
Panchayati Raj_District Workshop_30-31 May 2014.pdf
Shri V.K. Dadhich, MD, Rajasthan Awas Vikas Limited, Shri S.K. Vijayvargiya, Senior Town Planner Jaipur, Shri Sudhir Dave, District Planning Officer, Engineer B.L. Mantri, and Shri, Ajay Mehta, Vice-President, Vidya Bhawan Society addressed various sessions during the day. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal, Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic College presented the recommendation of the workshop, which included survey of topography and ground water table before making a Plan, consultations with the peripheral Gram Panchayats, inclusion of recommendations of Disaster Management Authority, not to yield under pressure of land-mafias to cut roads through the campus of educational institutions, development of river Ayad, better sewerage system, not to shift administrative offices and other public amenities outside city, protection of the natural shore-line of lakes, emergency and trauma units to be in the forefront of Civil Hospital, need of Satellite Veterinary Hospital etc. Shri S.P. Gaur, Organizing Secretary, Vidya Bhawan Society, thanked the speakers and the discussants.