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After a successful Gram Chetna-I programme organized in New Delhi in November 2015, RMP and CAPART received requests from many organization of North Eastern India for conducting a similar workshop. RMP then took the cue and took initiative to organize Gram Chetna-II specifically for Voluntary Organizations working in the field of Rural Development of North Eastern India. The programme was organized with CAPART in association with Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti (GSDS) at National Institute of Rural Development – North Eastern Region Centre (NIRD-NERC), Guwahati on 15-16 Feb 2016. 80 representatives of 46 organizations from 7 states of North Eastern India (details below) participated in the two day workshop. The accommodation and food for all the participants and speakers was arranged by RMP only at the NIRD campus.


S/n States Organizations
Total 46 Org (80 Rep.)
1 Assam 30
2 Arunachal Pradesh 04
3 Manipur 03
4 Meghalaya 02
5 Mizoram 01
6 Nagaland 01
7 Tripura 02
8 New Delhi 03
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Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon Minister of Youth and sports graced the inaugural function as the chief guest. Speakers from Department of Rural Development, Department of Panchayati Raj, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation and CAPART spoke about various schemes available in their departments which NGOs can apply and benefit in their mission of development of North-East., Dr Pant, Director- NIRD, Shri Ravindra Sathe, Executive Director -RMP and Shri Santosh Gupta, CEO ISRN delivered technical session on project writing and NGO management skills to help NGO representatives in enhancing their skills. Each session had sufficient time for question and answers which was thoroughly utilized by participants to clear their doubts. A cultural programme consisting of a medley of songs and dances of all states of North Eastern India was also organized with the help of Sanskar Bharati, on the evening of first day which was greatly appreciated by participants. Ch. Birender Singh, Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking water & sanitation was the chief guest for the valedictory function on 16th. Shri Ravindra Sathe, Executive Director- Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Shri M.L. Gupta, Director-CAPART and Shri Basant, Former board member GSDS were also present in the inaugural and valedictory session. The vote of thanks was presented by Ravi Pokharna from RMP Delhi who thanked the minister for his continued support and presence in both the Gram Chetna programmes and CAPART and GSDS for extending financial assistance to make the programme happen. Dr Amit Tuteja and his team from Connecting dreams foundation was thanked for support in executing the programme. Certificate of participation and a printed copy of a group photo with Sonowal ji was given to every participant at the end of workshop. As per the feedback report received at the end of the programme, the participants highly appreciated and lauded the effort of RMP and urged to involve them in more such future programmes. Participants also requested RMP for arranging separate one or two day session on NGO management.

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