Believers Church in Noida starts toilets for poor
“We will be inaugurating more such facilities in Agwanpur area of Faridabad and Bhatti Mines in Delhi”.noida Updated: Sep 17, 2017 21:46 IST
The Believers Church on Sunday inaugurated six toilet facilities for lower income group of families living in Barola area in Noida’s Sector 50. It said that these facilities will cater to around 40 people in the vicinity. Most of these people are family members of daily wage labourers who have migrated from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar over the past few years.
Dr Simon John, the bishop at the Believers Church, said, “We identify areas with poor sanitation facilities and construct toilets for well being of people living in the locality. Nineteen sanitation projects are being built across Noida, Faridabad and Delhi to provide hygienic sanitation facilities to migrants and low income group families.”
While inaugurating the facilities, Ravinder Singh, the village head of Barola said, “These families migrated many years ago and took up jobs as labourers in construction industry while their wives took up domestic chores. This initiative will not only help them improve living conditions but also educate them about benefits of proper sanitation facilities. More than 400 families live in this area. It will inspire the entire community to maintain hygiene and cleanliness.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr K P Yohannan, the metropolitan of Believers Church, said, “We also carry out awareness drives in areas where we build these facilities so that they are well utilised. We don’t want to only build infrastructure but make use of toilet a continuous habit for people. Our Prime Minister has laid the foundation of the cleanliness movement and it is imperative that we as civil society do our bit for this cause.”
“We will be inaugurating more such facilities in Agwanpur area of Faridabad and Bhatti Mines in Delhi. The idea is to reach out to the most underprivileged people and contribute towards improving their living conditions,” said Father Jagan Mohan of Believers Church.
Besides sanitation, the organization also works in the areas of women empowerment, child education and helping victims of natural disasters.