The five day capacity building programme on ‘ Social Inclusion for Panchyat Functionaries’


Puduchery,Oct.07-  The five day capacity building programme on ‘ Social Inclusion for Panchyat Functionaries’ organised by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD - An institution of national importance by the Act of Parliament )  began here today in collaboration with  the Pondicherry University  at the Dept. Of Social Work.


 While delivering the keynote address Professor (Dr.) M.M. Goel, Director RGNIYD said that social exclusion is apparent in terms of discriminations, distress, discontent and deprivations (4D) in Indian democracy.


 According to Prof. Goel the care less and use less manpower is the challenge for social inclusion in India and they need to be made careful and useful to the society.


Let us change our looks, actions and words (LAW) to make it the real law of the land, emphasized the Director RGNIYD.


We need to learn from a needle which stitch two to one and not the scissors which divide one in to two pieces, told Prof .Goel


 He made a strong case for defining  and differentiating between  ‘Needonomics’ ( economics of needs) and ‘Greedonomics’( economics of greed) for ensuring social inclusion by adopting Spiritually Guided Materialism  Strategy.


  We have to convert holiday culture in to holy-day culture as worship is work and vice-versa for creating work culture which is otherwise missing, opined Prof. Goel.


 For empowering youth, we have to increase return on training investment (ROTI) on the skills which are necessary including communication by making them really SMART & SIMPLE.


Earlier  Dr. A. Shahin Sultana, HOD, Social Work and programme coordinator      welcomed the guests ,  Dr. Pitabas  Sahoo   provided the details of the programme and  Professor Anisa officiating Vice- Chancellor, Professor Venkata Ragathan, Mr. Mohammed Mansoor, Mr. Rudragaud PT also addressed the participants .