New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing various Gram Panchayats across the country on Friday — on the occasion of the National Panchayati Raj Day. Also Read - India's Coronavirus Cases Drop to 42,640 Today; Lowest in Nearly 3 Months; Vaccinations Hit World Record

As the country is observing social distancing through lockdown, the Prime Minister will be interacting with various participants through video-conferencing. Also Read - PM Modi Launches M-Yoga App on International Yoga Day 2021 | Here's All You Need to Know

The PM will also launch a unified e-GramSwaraj Portal and Mobile App. The Unified Portal is a new initiative of Ministry of Panchayati Raj which will provide the Gram Panchayats with a single interface to prepare and implement their Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP). Also Read - International Yoga Day 2021 Highlights: India Celebrates Yoga Day; President, Union Ministers Participate

Every year, on this occasion, Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been awarding the best performing Panchayats/States/UTs across the country under the Incentivization of Panchayats in recognition of their good work for improving the delivery of services and public goods. This year three such awards viz. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP), Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA) and Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award have been finalised which will be shared with the concerned States/ UT.

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