Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Kuvempu University will conduct a certificate course for gram panchayat members throughout the State to make them aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Basavaraj Horatti will inaugurate the course at Hosdurga in Chitradurga district on January 5. The courses will be started in 18 taluks.

Four members from each gram panchayat such as Secretary, a woman member and members belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be admitted into each batch for training.