PM Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate a unique week-long initiative, ‘Sankalp Saptaah,’ on September 30, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi, commencing at 10 AM. This visionary program is closely aligned with the Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP), a nationwide effort initiated by the Prime Minister on January 7, 2023, aimed at enhancing governance and improving the quality of life in 500 Aspirational Blocks spanning 329 districts across India.
The ABP, a comprehensive endeavor, was developed to bolster governance at the block level, ultimately benefitting citizens. To facilitate the successful execution of the Aspirational Blocks Programme and craft robust block development strategies, chintan shivirs were conducted at village and block levels across the nation. ‘Sankalp Saptaah’ represents the culmination of these thoughtful deliberations.
During ‘Sankalp Saptaah,’ which will be observed across all 500 Aspirational Blocks, each day from October 3rd to October 9th, 2023, will be dedicated to a specific development theme that all Aspirational Blocks will actively address. The initial six days will focus on themes such as ‘Sampoorna Swasthya,’ ‘Suposhit Pariwaar,’ ‘Swachhta,’ ‘Krishi,’ ‘Shiksha,’ and ‘Samridhi Diwas.’ The concluding day, October 9, 2023, will be dedicated to celebrating the collective achievements of the entire week, marked as ‘Sankalp Saptaah – Samavesh Samaroh.’
The inaugural event at Bharat Mandapam is anticipated to witness the participation of approximately 3,000 panchayat and block-level people’s representatives and functionaries from across the country. Moreover, about two lakh individuals, encompassing block and panchayat-level functionaries, farmers, and representatives from diverse walks of life, will virtually join the program.