In an unbelievable event as elderly as 87-year-old woman is single-highhandedly constructing a toilet near her house in a bid to make her village open defecation free. Hailing form Badali village of Udhampur district she has become a role model for the whole country. It was only after the District Administration Team visited to educate villagers about the ill effects of defecating in open after which Rakkhi decided to construct her own toilet. While speaking to ANI, Rakki disclosed that from a decade she had been defecating in open without knowing its ill effects. "I want everyone to use the toilet as defecating in open gives birth to many kinds of diseases. I am poor and don't have money to build a toilet, hence decided to build the toilet with my own hands without any constructed tool or help. My son made the mud for my toilet after which I leveled the bricks and did the masonry work myself. Within 7 days my toilet will be completed," she added. Deputy Commissioner Udhampur praised her work saying, "It is time for people to change their traditional mindset. I was shocked to know that an 87-year-old woman built the toilet herself without any help. I salute the spirit of the woman and everyone should learn a lesson from her."
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