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Kerala’s social harmony under stress; a new development strategy is needed, says Sonia Gandhi | India News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala’s social harmony and friendship has come under strain and strain, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said Tuesday as she advocated for a new development strategy to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between people and development. general of the southern state.
“Kerala has been a lesson for other parts of the country and indeed for the world on how to preserve and promote social harmony and friendship.
“This has been subjected to strains and strains and the future development strategy should have, as one of its basic objectives, the strengthening of the bonds of brotherhood (and brotherhood) that have been the hallmark of Kerala’s wonderfully diverse society. “Gandhi said in a message. to a virtual summit hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies (RGIDS) here.
RGIDS is a group of economic experts aligned with the ideology of Congress, in the state of polls.
The summit, Pratheeksha 2030, is the culmination of the elaborate and extensive consultations of RGIDS in India and abroad to prepare an action plan for the development of Kerala over the next decade.
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh opened the summit.
Referring to the much-talked about Kerala Development Model, Gandhi said that today the state faces new and unprecedented challenges and that it has been accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic and called for a new way of thinking about economic growth and social security in the southern state.
“Clearly it is time for new ideas on economic growth that will jumpstart investment, create productive jobs, protect the environment, build resilience to climate change, mitigate natural disasters, improve social security for organized and unorganized workforce. and they will improve the well-being of farmers and their families, ”he said in the message read at the summit.
The President of Congress said that over the past six decades and more, the Kerala Development Model has resulted in many impressive achievements for the state in areas such as public health, education and literacy, gender empowerment and social justice.
But Kerala faces unprecedented new challenges, and I may.
“These challenges have been accentuated by the crisis that the entire world has had to face due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has not yet run its course,” he said.
Praising the summit, Gandhi said that these consultations have resulted in the preparation of a vision document to be released today.
“Actually, this is not just a vision document; it is also a mission document that presents a detailed roadmap to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state,” he said and congratulated the RGIDS team led by the leader of the Congress Ramesh Chennithala and director BS Shiju who has “worked so hard” on this initiative.
“All I wish to add is that the Indian National Congress soon, by gaining the trust of the people of the state, will begin to implement the Vision / Mission Document in letter and spirit,” he said.

Times of India