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October 4, 2009

Gandhi Anniversary Celebrated with inauguration of village water project




Sarvodaya celebrated the Gandhi Anniversay which falls of 2nd of October 2009 by inaugurating a village water scheme.
The village of Serupitiya is a rural hamlet in the Nuwara Eliya District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Clean drinking water has been an acute need for this community for a very long time. The Sarvodaya Rural Technical Services (SRTS) with the financial assistance of Helvetas (Switzerland) designed and constructed a gravity fed water scheme which would provide safe drinking water to 108 families. The people of this village suffered a great deal due to the long distance they had to travel to get safe drinking water.
The total project cost is Rs.2 million ad this project is unique in that, the Divisional Secretariat of Walpane and the Government “Gama Neguma” Project also contributing towards the construction costs. The community also contributed to the value of Rs.500,000 by way of material and labour contribution.
Dr.Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director of Sarvodaya was the Chief Guest at the Inauguration ceremony. A number of local government officials, the school principal and other well wishers joined a large gathering of villagers who were celebrating this important milestone in their village development process.

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.