Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
Govt. of Karnataka and Pro Chancellor,
KSRDPR University, Gadag
To successfully build a socialist civilized country, which our people are desirous of, we should ultimately solve the rural question in the country side. There must be an aspiration to excel and serve the society, and there must be the measuring standards for the future.
Establishment of the Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University was envisioned to provide teaching, training, research on sustainable development and Panchayat Raj Institutions. This University was established with an intention to strengthen the local self-governance system and to give impetus of the study and research for a comprehensive rural development in the State of Karnataka.
The University provides all-round opportunities for trainings, skilling and providing incubation facilities leading to inclusive growth through the democratic mechanism of Panchayat Raj Institutions, where people decide their own welfare and economic and socio-political development achieving the goal on integrated and sustainable rural development on Gandhian Ideology (Gram Swaraj).
The University preserves and enriches the cultural wealth and practical wisdom of rural society by generating a sustainable technology base by blending appropriate modern science and technology with traditional knowledge.
My best wishes to the University progress from one stage to another.
(K. S. Eshwarappa)