Chandigarh

SIOLI organise Gramotsavam & walk for humanity at village Seonk

December 22, 2017 05:08 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: For the first time the bar members of Punjab and Haryana judiciary have come together for a unique initiative. Serving in Organizations for Legal Initiatives (SIOLI) and Punjab and Haryana Bar Association have taken the onus on themselves. The members are organizing a Gramotsav, village walk at Village Seonk of Chandigarh. This initiative is aimed at improving the livelihood and living standards of the residents of the villages particularly of women and children.

Besides, the event also had an objective of drawing the attention of concerned departments towards the potential of eco tourism for this region. SIOLI a HighCourt lawyers’ Social Responsibility Group operating with the primary objective of providing “last mile connectivity” to the rural masses.
The attempt is to make village Seonk to stand out as a model village of development, once it is transformed completely. This will also have a greater impact on the livelihood of the villagers, as they can expect a decent earning. The event was graced by the Health Minister of Punjab, Brahm Mohindra who also launched a mobile library mean for the villagers.

SIOLI is the foundation that is working hard to motivate the youth to work towards the development of the village which is grappling with various problems including drug menace. The organization and its members at large believe that if the villagers are involved in constructive development of their region they would definitely turn their back towards drugs.

As part of the ongoing event, a medical camp was also held in association with Rayat and Bahara College and IVY hospital to create awareness about personal health and hygiene.
At the event, an Organic lunch was also organized by Kheti Virasat Mission led by Umendra Dutt. Here, people present at the occasion were served pesticide free food that got thumbs up from all and sundry present.
Reeta Kohli, Trustee of SILOI said, “We can proudly say that we have done the beautification of the village. We are working on the cleanliness of the village also and creating women empowerment and trying to develop a model of houses for shelter less people of the village. Since girls of the village drop out mostly after 10th and 12thand do not get to pursue higher studies, this initiative will certainly help them realize their dreams. Also, this will also be a major factor in improving the sanitation conditions of the village.”

 

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