11 year-old girl drives importance of cleanliness in her village
- JWB Post
- April 28, 2015
For people who don’t consider toilets important, this minor girl is an example. Living in a village of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh, this little one didn’t eat anything for 2 days as she refused to defecate in open. 11-year-old Tara, a student of Class VI in government middle school in a backward village of Kirrod of Bina tehsil, is a hero.
She got inspired by an NGO who have been telling village children about advantages of cleanliness, and hence persuaded her father to build a toilet in the house. Due to financial problems, the father had to postpone the idea making Tara take this harsh decision. When she stopped eating, her father started digging a hole near his house for a septic tank.
Janpad panchayat chief executive officer (CEO) and representatives of local panchayat spent almost the entire day in her house on Friday looking after the constriction. CEO M R Mehra told TOI, “She is a brave girl. We will release Rs 6,000 as first installment under samagra swachchta abhiyan. Another installment of same sum will be released after the construction of toilet. We will highlight her case as a shining example to drive home importance of cleanliness among other villagers.”
The district administration has now decided to present her as an ambassador to spread awareness about cleanliness among other villagers.