A Maharashtra-based NGO is set to adopt the native village of India’s first Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu earlier this month.
Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan Prabodhan Pratishthan (HBPP) located in Latur has been permitted by Pauri Garhwal district authorities to carry out development activities in Saina village. There is no proper road connectivity here. HBPP founder Nivruti Yadav said she would visit Saina village next week to understand the area and plan development activities there.
Village adoption process started,
Nivruti Yadav told news agency PTI that the HBPP would use its resources and seek help from the government in setting up health and education facilities, building roads and reaching out to farmers. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat told PTI that the process of adopting the village has been started by HBPP. He said that representatives of NGOs would visit Saina village and prepare a plan of development activities to be done there.
HBPP involved in social activities since last 18 years,
Rawat said that he had written a letter to the District Magistrate asking him to apprise him of the intention of HBPP to take up development work in the village. In a letter to the founder of HBPP, District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande said that you have been permitted to do development work as per rules in Saina, Pauri Garhwal’s native village of late General Bipin Rawat, the brave son of the country. According to Nivruti Yadav, HBPP is involved in social activities for the last 18 years and also sent relief material to Uttarakhand during the Kedarnath flood tragedy of 2013.