Capacity Building Workshop for Panchayat Members The Consolidated Community Development initiative of Community Care looks at holistic development of villages around the vicinity of the Ashram. As a part of this initiative, a capacity building workshop on ‘Gram Panchayat Development Planning’ was organised at the Ashram for village panchayat members. The workshop aimed to promote social inclusion and democratic governance so that the vulnerable sections of society are empowered to participate in mainstream development and decision-making processes. The training not only provided insights to the sarpanch and panchayat members on the roles and responsibilities of the panchayat body but also supported them in building a development plan through hands-on group exercises. The participants rated it as extremely relevant and requested more such workshops.