Posted by Ashna Butani | New Delhi |
December 12, 2020 12:37:11 am
Near the Ghazipur landfill, the Ghazipur farmers’ protest area is teeming with mosquitos, causing the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam to fog up in the area. Protesters have also tried to address the problem themselves.
Balwinder Singh (50), a Sewadar from Gurdwara Gaindikhata in Haridwar, swept parts of the protest area in the afternoon. He said, “It is very difficult for everyone here as there are a lot of mosquitos. We do our part to clean the area and spray mosquito repellant throughout the day. We all have an agricultural background. My parents were farmers too. So there is no reason why we shouldn’t help farmers when they need it. “
Balwinder, one of many Sewadars who have traveled to the border from afar, said he was linked to the Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale in Amritsar. He said his job ranges from serving langar to keeping the environment clean. Another volunteer, Gora Singh, 56, from Amritsar said, “I came here four days ago. It doesn’t matter what kind of work we have to do, we are here to serve. Even though the use of repellants isn’t as useful as fogging, we do what we can. “
While some volunteers have been here since the protest began, many have joined in the last few days. Nirmal Singh, a Gurdwara Pradhan from Bijnor, said: “In our hometowns, farmers come and give us ration. In return, we cook food and serve those who need it. So most of our raw material was donated by farmers. “
In the meantime, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has prepared thousands of kits for farmers including mosquito repellent, toothpaste, brush, soap and shampoo.
Police chief visits Tikri website
Delhi Police Chief SN Shrivastava visited the border with Tikri at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and met workers stationed on the protest site. He tweeted: “Visited Delhi’s Bahadurgarh border to interact with Delhi police officers / men and CAPF staff deployed in the face of Kisan agitation. They perform praiseworthy tasks in the harsh winter, fully recognizing the work expected of them. “
With inputs from ENS
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