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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 1:48 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 1:48 AM (IST)

Villagers form NGO to make Kaddon eco-friendly

Lovleen Bains

Doraha, April 16

Residents of Kaddon, near Doraha, have formed an NGO with assistance of some local NRIs to maintain cleanliness and eco-friendly atmosphere in their village.

It is entirely non-political endeavour in which members will work as a unit with an aim of reformation rather than getting their names advertised through the media.

The village panchayat working is affected by various parties and due to leg pulling by opposite sections. This has made like-minded villagers come together to form an NGO for the general welfare of all.

At present, the NGO has 150 members, primarily comprising youth of the village. They have taken upon themselves the task of cleaning their village by driving home the true concept of dignity of labour.

Young children, most of whom are students of good educational institutions, have also come forward to turn Kaddon into a model village with the help of local NRIs.

During the cleanliness drive launched on Sunday, they cleaned the periphery, streets and abandoned places of the village.

“We will be moving forward in parts. We are seriously following the concept of making Kaddon clean and green. A member from each house in the village has been selected to follow up and provide fortnightly feedback to us. Besides keeping their homes clean, these members will create a similar environment around their places,” said members of the NGO.

“Having ascertained that villagers have got accustomed to the habit of keeping their surroundings clean, they will be further assigned the task of planting saplings, which each one of them will adopt and monitor,” they added.

“In our next task young educated boys and girls will spread awareness on significance of green, clean environment and the importance of education for kids among villagers. They will also raise voice against any atrocity whether at home or outside, fight social evils and make Kaddon a drug-free village,” said on of the NGO members.

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