by Prakash Waghle
WALVANDA-MAHARASHTRA, April 6, 2015: Bosco Samajik Vikas Sanstha (BSVS) inaugurated the construction of a check dam project in Walvanda village. This project was implemented through collaboration of the village people and BSVS. The villagers identified the site and brought it to the notice of the organization. Br. Alex Gonsalves studied the possibilities of constructing a check dam in the site proposed by the BSVS team. Systematic community mobilization process was initiated to arrive at the consensus of the villagers for the implementation of the project by BSVS team. Fr. Anaclete guided and motivated the team to achieve the objectives.
Inauguration of the construction of the check dam was held on April 1, 2015. The Walvanda village Sarpanch, Mrs. Gulab Vijal conducted the puja. Fr. Anaclete inaugurated the construction. Village Police Patill Mr. Dandekar organized the function and the villagers from Sadakpada were present on the site. Eight Uniliver management trainees undergoing one month rural experience in Walvanda were also present at the site.