PM Narendra Modi adopts third village in UP


The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third adopted village under the SANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA (SAGY). It is just 10 kilometres from the Varanasi district headquarters is kakrahiya village, this village is know for its wrestlers, strong RSS base .Kabaddi is also a prominent sport here and two from here have already played at the national level.The village has around 2,200 people and most belong to the backward classes. Of these, the most are Patels and Rajbhars. Just about eight per cent belong the general category and two per cent are scheduled tribe.

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has an almost 40-year history with the village. But even longer is its history with wrestling. So much so that the place is known as the “VILLAGE OF WRESTLERS”.We have had an akhara (wrestling ring) for over 100 years and more than a dozen wrestlers have participated in national and international events.A wrestling coach from the Sigra stadium of Varanasi city visits for three days every week to coach the players here. He added that staff from the Nehru Yuva Kendra had come visiting recently to find a suitable site for developing a well-equipped stadium as well.

But the village with muscle had a few niggles and if the prime minister were to visit now, he would find that a lack of a proper approach road is a concern. “To reach the market, villagers have to travel eight kilometres over difficult terrain. A three-km pucca road was to come up but this has faced land acquisition problem. Companies have invested in the village under their corporate responsibility scheme and supplied cooking gas. “At present, every family in the village has LPG and electricity connections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited the village where he inaugurated a ‘Nand Bhawan’ in the village and distributed solar ‘charkha’ to women and school uniform to the students. He had formally informed the villagers about PM’s decision to adopt it .




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