Himachal felicitates woman truck driver from Punjab
Lauding the efforts of a woman truck driver Jaswar Kaur for her efforts in ensuring smooth water supply in Shimla, Governor Acharaya Devvrat felicitated her here on Saturday.
The Governor presented Jaswar Kaur, who hails from Sangruru, a memento at Raj Bhawan.
The Governor said, “ She has not only driven the water tank in difficult geographical conditions and hilly roads of the state but has also set an example in society by contributing in the noble cause of providing water.” She has become an ideal for others, he added.
An official spokesperson said in the view of water scarcity and an appeal by Governor, Sai Engineering foundation with the support of Maha Panchayat Haryana played an important role in ensuring smooth water supply in the city.
Sai Foundation provided approximately 27 water tanks to lift water from Satluj to Gumma water storage tank free of cost.
The people were provided with approximately 10 lakh litres water per day, he said.
Almost 18 kilometres distance was covered from Satluj to fill up the water storage tank at Gumma by each tanker, he added.
Jaswir Kaur provided water to people through 27 water tanks of Sai Engineering foundation.
The convener of Maha Panchayat Haryana Sampuran Singh said the Maha Panchayat has decided to adopt Jaswir Kaur’s son and will provide for his educational expenses.
The Governor also honoured Lakkha Singh, husband of Jaswir Kaur, on the occasion.