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Recognition of JK Trust by Ministry of Rural Development

Our country has seen a range of rural development programmes during the last sixty years. However, many of the successful grass root initiatives and good practices are still in silos, yet to be exposed to the world. The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) had organized a National Workshop on Good Practices in Rural Development Sector in Bhopal on 23rd and 24th September’15 so as to bring best of such initiatives to the mainstream debate and provide a platform for their practitioners to interact and share their learnings with the Adarsh Grams identified under SAGY by Hon’ble Members of Parliament.

A total of 592 entries were received by the ministry under Good Practices for the workshop. These entries were from Government, Gram Panchayats and NGOs. A panel of experts from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and MoRD officials further shortlisted 82 best entries from that lot. A team from TISS carried out the field visits of the interventions to verify the claims made in the application. After due diligence, 31 organizations were invited to the workshop held in Bhopal on 23rd and 24th September’15.


JK Trust was one among the top 31 entries. Further we were the only organization selected from the livestock sector. We were allotted a stall to showcase our activities. We also made a 10 minutes presentation to over 600 dignitaries out of which more than 200 were Members of Parliament (MP), Collectors, Secretaries of Rural Development (Both State and Central) from all over the country. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, GoI. Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh graced the occasion.

We were felicitated with a trophy and a certificate of Appreciation. Many Members of Parliament and government officers personally congratulated us for the great work being carried out by JK Trust.

The Ministry of Rural Development has made 7 films out of the 31 top entries and JK Trust was one out of them. This film was screened during the presentation (Youtube link of video: