Lucknow: On International Women’s Day, the Yogi government honored 19 rural women of UP with the Swachh Sujal Shakti Award. On Monday, a program was organized by the Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department. Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh honored women who have done remarkable work in the field of drinking water in rural areas by presenting mementos and citations. Women working in the water sector from across the state including Bundelkhand participated in the office auditorium located at Kisan Bazar, Gomtinagar. On this occasion, Swatantra Dev Singh said that women water warriors are realizing the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Jal Shakti Minister encouraged the women to be honored. He said that when you go to the village, people should say that water heroine, water warrior is going, you people should do such work. He said that when you will save rain water in your village then only we will be able to save water. He said that efforts should also be made to see how water can be stored through the soaking system. The women informed the Jal Shakti Minister about the works being done under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the women said that the Jal Jeevan Mission scheme has made their dreams come true by providing water to every household. Dr. Balkar Singh, MD, Jal Nigam Gramin and Priyaranjan Kumar, Executive Director, State Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission and other officers were present in the felicitation ceremony.
Most awards in the share of women of Bundelkhand
7 women from Bundelkhand were awarded the Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman. Bharti Devi from Lalitpur, Nayasa Rajput, Bharti Gehlot from Jhansi, Savita Singh, Neetu Singh, Rajkumari from Mahoba, Meena Devi from Jalaun were among those honored. Apart from this, Premlata of Bahraich, Pushpa Devi of Firozabad, Puja Tomar of Baghpat, Rihana Khatoon of Deoria, Pushpa of Sultanpur, Jyoti of Shahjahanpur, Neelam Verma of Kushinagar, Meena Devi from Kaushambi, Amrita Maurya from Mirzapur, Nisha Singh from Sonbhadra and Kushinagar. Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh honored Hazara Khatoon by giving memento and citation.