|While on the one
hand, astonishing advances are taking place in the fields of
science and technology people are facing new and complex problems
and hazards in their lives.
The lust for power has displaced the readiness for public
welfare. Grotesque groupism has gripped every party. Mutual
discord and strife have undermined political parties. Morality
has been totally eroded. Humane values have been interred,
as a result of which Governments are prone to instability.
The possibility of securing relief from atrocities and injustice
appears to be remote. The administration is crippled. Corruption
is the order of the day. There is no limit to the woes of
the public. Poverty and unemployment are increasing day by
day. Never before, has these high price rises made the life
of common man so difficult. No one is able to find a way out
of this difficult situation.
The prime need of the hour is to get over of this difficult
situation. Therefore, being fully conscious of our constraints
with our limited resources, we, the men and women of Deen
Dayal Research Institute, have together dared to take steps
to fulfill this need.
On the borders of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh there
is a small town called Chitrakoot. While in exile, Lord Ram
started working for the upliftment of the downtrodden here.
With this important historical and inspiring background, we
have made Chitrakoot the centre of our work.
We have selected five hundred small, neglected rural settlements.
We have undertaken the task of ensuring the harmonious all
round development of all the men, women and children of these
settlements, without any discrimination. Our programme rests
on the bedrock of self-development and self-initiative which
are based on development programmes. The active co-operation
of the selected villages is the source of our strength for
The encouraging co-operation of the people that we have received
in the short period in our work has boosted the morale of
our workers. This effort is setting an example of harmonious
development not only for the different parts of our country,
but also for newly independent countries as well.
Details of the progress made in these five hundred villages
have been enunciated in the booklet. We will be happy if you
take the trouble of coming and seeing these activities for
yourself. To make this project more result oriented, your
valuable suggestions are welcome.