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Mumbai students chip in for a well in Murbad village

mumbai Updated: Aug 20, 2011 01:31 IST

In an effort to do their bit for society, students from several Mumbai schools saved from their pocket money and donated it to a project that involved de-silting of a well in a tribal town in the state.

The students from schools around the city worked under the banner ‘Solar’ and pooled in their pocket money for an entire year and used it to tackle a water-problem issue in Murbad town.

The children took on the responsibility of organising funds for the de-silting and repairing of a well in the hamlet of Gagurli in Murbad taluka. The hamelt has been reeling under an acute water shortage for years. gers who were deeply touched by the gesture of the students felicitated them at a function recently.

The students had even turned to fundraising as the amount they had collected had fallen short initially.

Maharashtra director of posts, Abha Singh, who inaugurated the restored well in Murbad, applauded the actions of the students. “This is a very good example set by the students who show that they care for villagers and society.” he added

Impressed by the gesture, she said the department of posts would also help with the village development.