At the outset let me offer my best regards to the residents of Rahatani and Pimple Saudagar situated on the holy land on the banks of River Pavana.
When the seeds are pure, one can be rest assured that the fruits will be pure too. Likewise the credibility of a person is built through his or her behavior and thoughts. The credit of my clean character and thoughts goes to my family. My family has been influenced by the Varkari Sampraday (vaishnava religious movement) and nationalist philosophy. We have been socially and politically active and have been serving people of this constituency for several years.
I contested in the election from your ward last time and thanks to the overwhelming support from all of you, I won the elections. By electing me you gave me a golden opportunity to serve you as a Corporator. I am delighted to say that since the day I was elected I am having close and pleasant relationship with all the residents of this constituency. I have never singled out anyone as my opponent. In-fact I do not consider anyone as my opponent. And it is because of this holistic view that I was able to progress of this ward.
Development of ward requires vision and strategy, proper financial planning and most important cooperation from the citizens. I my progress report I have outlined how I have managed to develop this ward. During my tenure as Corporator of this ward I was helped by senior citizens from the village as well as the office bearers of residential societies and all the residents. I am grateful to all of you for your support, encouragement and guidance. With your help and support I was able to renovate all the temples in Pimple Saudagar and restore the culture. I have always believed in serving god by serving people and that is what I did in last 5 years. However I am not fully satisfied and I have dreams to make this ward as the model ward in PCMC. I have plans to make our ward as the most beautiful ward in PCMC. I hope to get the same support and cooperation from you in future.
With time everything changes. However the amount and rate of change which this ward witnessed was mind boggling. This ward which comes under the jurisdiction of PCMC, required a different strategy for managing the growth. Five years back this ward had a population of 5 thousand whereas today the population has crossed 50 thousand mark. Keeping in line with these massive population growth basic needs such as electricity, water, roads, gardens, health services, transition of reserved lands, tree plantation had to be scaled up. Additionally the mechanism for dealing with natural disasters had to be set up. Such growth of population poses a danger of communal, political or language differentiation and violence. However with your help we did not allow the society to get divided.