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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 14, 2012
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, senior district administration officials on Wednesday camped at village Ransika of Pataudi sub-division as part of the Prashashan Aapke Dwar (administration at your door step) programme.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena, interacted with the residents of the village located near the Gurgaon-Rewari border over bajra rotis and sarson ka saag.

The next morning, on Thursday, the officers inspected the village for sanitation. Apart from motivating residents to keep their surroundings clean, the DC also made a case for a ban polythene bags. Meena then heard grievances of hundreds of residents who thronged the camp to register more than 100 complaints. He directed the concerned to act on the complaints at the earliest. Also, a parallel health camp was organised where new borns and pregnant women were vaccinated.

A documentary titled 'Badlaav' (transformation), highlighting the importance of toilets in each household, was screened to spread awareness. To strike a chord with the rural populace, the short film was loaded with Haryanvi wit and humour as simple queries were answered in Haryanvi.

The sarpanch, Nityanand, and other villager elders appreciated the content of the documentary. Folk artists of the Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department (Haryana) also educated the audience about various welfare schemes through songs and skits.

School children also presented impressive skits on social issues like sanitation and literacy. The deputy commissioner announced to a cash prize worth Rs. 5,100 for two teams.