//Kalam praises RSS veteran Nanaji Deshmukh

Kalam praises RSS veteran Nanaji Deshmukh

Nov 1, 2006,

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday lavished praise on veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Nanaji Deshmukh, commending to the nation the litigation-free model of resolving disputes he had devised.

This model had ensured that the 80 villages around Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh where Deshmukh is based, 'are almost litigation-free', the president noted while delivering the 12th Justice Sunanda Bhadare Memorial Lecture here on 'Judiciary and its multi-dimensions'.

'In Chitrakoot, I met Nanaji Deshmukh and his team members belonging to the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI). DRI is a unique institution developing and implementing a village development model which is most suited for India,' the president said.

'Apart from all the development activities, the institute is facilitating a cohesive conflict free society. As a result of this, I understand that the 80 villages around Chitrakoot are almost litigation-free.

'The villagers have unanimously decided that no dispute will find its way to court. The differences will be sorted out amicably in the village itself. The reason given by Nanaji Deshmukh is that if the people fight among each other, they have no time for development,' the president added.

'I consider that this model may be propagated in many parts of the country by societal organisations, judicial organisations and government,' Kalam contended.

© 2006 Indo-Asian News Service