Bharti Foundation Honoured for Rural Sanitation Initiative

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NEW DELHI : Bharti Foundation, the development arm of Bharti Enterprises, was presented with an Award of Honour for its endeavour to ‘improve rural household sanitation facilities’. The award was presented byRajat Agarwal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, on the occasion of Civil Services Day.

In addition to the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Additional Divisional Commissioner (ADC), Superintendent District Magistrate (SDM), administrative heads of various government departments of Ludhiana – education, health, sanitation, various NGOs, the project team of Bharti Foundation were the attendees of the event.

The Foundation presented a brief about the work being carried out under the Satya Bharti Abhiyan and was later facilitated with the Award of Honour under the ‘Corporate’ category.

On the occasion, Supreet Gulati, Additional Divisional Commissioner (development) said ” The initiative taken up by Bharti Foundation is a remarkable step forward by a civil society, which will not only provide toilets to rural people and girls in government schools but also ensure good health and well-being of the communities. Within a short span of three-four months, the initiative has provided toilet facility to more than 1000 houses”

While addressing the officials present at the event, Supreet Gulati added, ” Bharti Foundation has shouldered a major responsibility of providing sanitation infrastructure, but I request you all to ensure monitoring of usage and motivate beneficiaries for maintenance of the toilets”

Every year, ‘Civil Services Day’ is observed by all Civil Services to re-dedicate and re-commit themselves to the cause of the people. This event was organized by the Ludhiana district administration, to share various initiatives of good governance practices and developmental services recorded in the community.

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