‘A Toilet For Every Home, Then Marriage’: Village Official Keeps Promise

Kishore Vibhute's dream was to ensure that every house in Hivare village has a toilet.

Nashik, Maharashtra: A young man from Maharashtra’s Nashik is a living proof of how little steps by one person can make a huge difference to the entire community.

Kishore Vibhute, 26, is a village official, locally called gram sevak, of Hivare village. He had pledged that he will take the seven vows of his marriage after fulfilling his dream of making Hivare village open-defecation free.

Inspired by the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Mr Vibhute wanted to ensure that all 351 houses of Hivare village have a toilet.

Three years ago, only 174 houses had toilets in the village. In 2014, at a meeting with Nashik Zila Parishad’s CEO, Mr Vibhute vowed that he will tie the knot only after he had convinced the remaining 177 families to build a toilet at their homes.

He achieved his set target last year, making the village open-defecation free.

According to district information officer Kiran Moghe, an inspection team from Nashik administration confirmed the same on Friday.

After fulfilling his promise, he tied the knot on Friday at his native Sangam village in Latur district.

(With Inputs From Press Trust Of India)

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