Ashwani Parashar who is a medical student from Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, was unaware that his Diwali celebration in Rajghat, a village in Jaipur, will someday be transformed by him. Now, not only basic facility is provided to the villagers but the mindset of the villagers has been changed. This change was only managed to take place by his will of doing something for the society.
Two years ago, the village where 350 people reside was having no electricity, no drinking water facility, substandard school and adults were fell prey to drugs. The life of the villagers were going nowhere. While talking to Ashwani, he told that “the villagers had one or two hand pumps that would give no drinking water. People had to walk 500 meters to fetch water from Chambal River. The river is extremely polluted and there is a risk of being attacked by crocodiles.”
While managing water villagers would suffer a lot. Once upon a time, a crocodile gulped one of the villagers when he went to fetch water. “His wife has been mourning his death since then as she lost her husband and did not get his body for funeral rituals,” told Ashwani. He further added that many people get injured while going for water as they had to walk on stony and potholed roads.
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Since men of the villagers were drug addicts they would not care of their children education. additionally, the village had most substandard school. To make men of the villagers quit drugs and send children school, Ashwani abandon them from electricity. In result, many parents start sending their children school in neighbouring villages. Furthermore, only a few of them are drug addicts now.
“Earlier only three boys would go to school in neighbouring villages. Now almost boys and girls is schooling,” said Ashwani.
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Parents would not give their daughters to Rajghat village in marriage
After years of the village existence, this month one girl is coming to the village in marriage. “I feel that this is my biggest achievement so far. I am satisfied. Men of the villagers would remain unmarried because of the problems. But now things are changing a lot,” added Ashwin.
While doing all these transformations Ashwani did not receive any help from officials and politicians. Since he was doing against them he would receive threats and get sacred sometime. However, now many are with him so he does not pay any heed to the threats. “I would get sacred sometime as I was doing all these things single-handedly. Now all the villagers are with me so I don’t scare at all,” added Ashwani.