Workshop on Panchayathraj Institution (PRI)

A two days’ workshop was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on the theme – Enhancing of Participation of Women in Local Self Governance on 8th & 9th January 2015 facilitated by Mr. G. M. Varghese, Advocate.

Our responsibility is to organize the most marginalized communities, particularly women to prepare them for value based leadership and facilitate their entry into Panchaytraj institutions. Political power is the key to development and if the women need to get into the PRI processes to make it possible as they would be much inclined to reach out to the poor and the needy and work especially for creating infrastructure for all round development of their villages said Fr. Peter Brank. .

There were 62 participants from all over Karnataka State who actively participated through group discussions, quiz competition, awareness songs, building a strategy for inclusion process of women and most marginalized communities and prepared an action plan with realistic targets so that by May 2015 relevant plan could be in place.

Mr. Sundar proposed a vote of thanks and Mr. Clement moderated the workshop