This teacher's water conservation efforts were praised by the PM !Mr. Santosh Singh Negi is a Mathematics teacher in a Government college in Pauri, Uttarakhand,. He has been praised by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio show, 'Maan ki Baat', for his work towards water conservation. After realising that the level of groundwater was falling rapidly in the Kotdwar area of Pauri District of Uttarakhand, Mr. Negi began thinking of ways to retain water during monsoons. The Principal of the Government college where he teaches, gave him permission to dig holes in the playground on campus. He was then joined by some schoolchildren who assisted him in digging four-feet wide pits on the sides of the field to collect rainwater every season. Mr. Santosh Singh Negi posted about this initiative on the MyGov portal.
Mr. Negi earlier received bravery award from Godfrey Philips foundation in 2012. He was born with short and weak limbs but he has never let his disability come in the way of realising his dreams. His parents passed away when he was in Class 11. He never lost heart his education by giving tuition to students. Now, he is preparing for Civil Services Examination.
I salute this young man's indomitable spirit and his urge to work for the development of the society.