Bringing development in a remote village.About 75 years or more our ancestral property was partitioned and my father's share was about 8 km away from the ancestral house. This portion was in a remote area. Only by walking one could reach there. There was an old building constructed by earlier generation, meant for keeping the paddy collected from the fields there. These paddy fields belonged to us but was cultivated by different tenants. My father constructed another house close to this old building. We started staying there.
Father found that the village was not having any facilities. To get a bus one had to walk more than three km. All were illiterates since a school was available about 15 km away. No post office, medical facilities or even shopping places. Post man came there only once in a week. And the news paper too were coming by post. Only one family was there getting news paper. Father wanted to bringing in changes.
First he started a primary school with the help of locals. Next he started constructing road to connect with the available road three km away. He had to spend lot of money to make land available for constructing road. Next he started the work to bring a post office there. He had to provide a closed building for this. Next was getting telephone connection and electricity. The primary school was gradually elevated to Upper primary and later as High school. Actions were taken to ply buses through the roads. He initiated starting a public library by constructing a building and medical facility was made available with the support of Government.
Thus a man showed how to bring in development in a remote place. Now the High school has been upgraded to a Higher Secondary. Now none of the people there are illiterate. The man who stood behind all the development is no more. He died in 1987.