On Raksha Bandhan, The “brothers” in Amethi are making a progressive move by gifting a toilet to their sisters.
According to the reports, more than 300 million women and girls in India have no other alternative than to openly defecate because their homes are devoid of proper and clean toilets.
Zila Swachchhata Samiti has started a program “Anokhi Amethi Ka Anokha Bhai” to make this campaign successful.
Chief Development Officer of Amethi, Apurva Dubey, says,
854 persons from different blocks of the district have registered themselves as “brothers” with the district committee to gift a lavatory to their sisters on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The lavatory will be constructed by the registered brothers with their own resources.
Also, a lucky draw will be organized to give prizes to three participants. Cash prizes of up to Rs 50,000 and mobiles will be given to the winners.
Dubey also said that the construction of toilets will be checked and verified by a team of officials and the prizes will be given to lucky winners at a district-level programme.