The residents of Palai in Budaun district of western UP have invited social activist Anna Hazare to their village. A letter in this regards has been written by Prakash Foundation, a non-profit organization working for the up-liftment of villagers and farmers, to Anna Hazare seeking his advise, co-operation and blessings in their endeavour of Rural and agricultural development in India.Narvijay Yadav, founder of the organization expressed the feelings of the villagers vide the letter who shall be happy to have Anna with them. Through the letter sent at native address of Anna Hazare at Ralegan, Maharastra the foundation has explained of its dedicated efforts towards the upliftment of Rural community which comprises nearly 70% of the country’s population. The foundation has recently launched a programme of National Rural Library Project through which the organizations aims to open libraries for the villagers across the nation. The first library of the project was established for girls of rural Ladakh by the foundation last week and the second library shall be established shortly at Palai Village.
In the letter Yadav has specifically mentioned that Uttar Pradesh is going for legislative polls in 8 months and it is important for the villagers to understand that they must not bias for liquor or money while casting their votes. He expressed that corruption has marred the growth even at the grass-root levels and many public servants in the capacity of pardhan, lekhpal, police, teachers and even clerical staff of various departments are a part of the same.
Prakash Foundation earlier wrote to the DM of Budaun regarding the flooding of Singthara lake every year and taking necessary corrective action urgently. The rising level of the water in the lake during monsoons destroys crops worth lakhs of Rupees every year besides vast infrastructural damage. Narvijay was the leading activist earlier in 1987 to ensure the govt. to sanction a cemented road connecting Palai. He also led the movement to connect Singthara lake with Sot River to prevent its flooding.