The rape of a woman, who had gone out to attend the nature’s call in Rajasthan, affected her friend so much that she decided not to wear slippers until every house in her village gets a toilet. The incident happened in village Nunhera under Dhaulpur district of Rajasthan one-and-a-half year ago when a woman had gone out to attend the nature’s call. The woman was raped by two youth but she didn’t tell anyone about the incident fearing bad name and later committed suicide. Hindi Daily Dainik Bhaskar reports that the victim’s friend, Sapna Tomar stopped wearing slippers after the incident.
Since then Sapna has been trying to convince residents of village Gungawali in Mehgaon to construct toilets in their houses. Sapna is the daughter-in-law of the village. The report says that Sapna has vowed not to wear slippers or shoes till the entire village becomes open defecation free.
Sapna said that her husband, Udaypratap, is helping in her fight for cleanliness and self-respect. Initially, Sapna had received some opposition from her in-laws but now they have no problem with her mission.
Till now, Sapna has been able to convince 62 families in the village to build toilets in their houses. The total number of families in Gungawali is 315 but only 138 houses have toilets.
Sapna says that villagers do not like it initially when she approaches to convince them to build toilets.
The proud cleanliness activist now wants to associate with Swachh Bharat Mission. She has not received any money for her work from the government.
On Saturday, Sapna gave an interview to District Panchayat CEO Pravin Singh for becoming the brand ambassador of the clean India mission.
Change comes when somebody leads it by example. Sapna has certainly set an example and is the real brand ambassador of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Making India open defecation free is one of the main goals of the mission.