The chief minister was speaking at a programme organised by Anulom in the city
Pune: Inaugurating a one-day workshop for representatives of social organisations, groups and women’s self-help groups, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday took digs at the opposition calling them ‘organised pessimists’.
The programme titled ‘Sarathya Samajache Vikas Melava’ was organised by the Anugami Lokrajya Mahabhiyan (Anulom) in the city.
Talking about the work done by Anulom, the chief minister said Anulom has silently worked to spread awareness about the government’s work. He said, “In a small span of one-and-a-half years, Anulom has done so much for society even after remaining 100 per cent apolitical. Atul Vaze, CEO of Anulom, must be congratulated for that.”
Fadnavis criticised the opposition for spreading ‘negativity in society’. He said, “Eighty per cent of the people in society are actually very optimistic. The remaining 20 per cent just spread negativity in an organised manner, which makes one think that there are negative things happening in society. The inactivity of the good people is harmful to the country. Anulom has undertaken the Herculean task of spreading positivity in society.”
Fadnavis said that only positivity creates change. “The government schemes like Jalyukta Shivar, Galmukt Shivar, etc will help the State progress. Anulom has participated in these programmes time and again. Looking at the network it has created, I am sure we could even stitch up the sky if it leaks,” he said.
Vaze said, “Anulom has made 7 lakh members in a span of one-and-a-half years. Anulom reaches 20 lakh people through its mobile app. We provide information and support about 110 State government projects and schemes for the people and 2,85,000 have benefitted by now.”
The programme was attended by 2,711 organisations from across Maharashtra. The organisers claimed that over 4,800 representatives were present.
An exhibition of products made by these organisations was inaugurated by Mayor Mukta Tilak. Waterman Rajendra Singh was one of the speakers at the programme.