Girl Builds Toilets For Needy With Her Pocket Money

Mondrita Chatterjee, a class VI girl from Jamshedpur, has used the money she saved to construct toilets for the needy in Potka block of East Singhbhum district.

Ria Das
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Mondrita Chatterjee, a class VI girl from Jamshedpur, has used the money she saved to construct toilets for the needy in Potka block of East Singhbhum district.


"I began saving my pocket money since the end of 2014 and in over 12 months, I saved Rs 24,000, out of which a part was used in constructing a toilet in a village close to Hudco dam in Potka block," said Mondrita, as TOI reports.

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The student of Hill Top School, Telco, understood the value of health and sanitation, which has been overlooked by many educated citizens like us. Her work towards sanitation has earned Mondrita a Sanitation Champion certificate from the state government.

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So what inspired Mondrita to work towards sanitation? Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to people to make India a clean place to live in by 2019. The minor girl saved all her pocket money till date and part of it was used for building two toilets in the area.

"I am glad that a schoolgirl spent her pocket money for constructing toilets. She is an inspiration for all of us," the CM said after felicitating the girl at a state-level sanitation conference on Saturday.


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Mondrita is a big fan of the PM's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and believes that the big initiative will make a change in the country and will lead us towards a clean India. In future, she plans to use the rest of the savings to construct another toilet in the same block.

"I am keen to continue my work and shall request my peers to do the same," said Mondrita.

While the daughter of Sweety and Amitabh Chatterjee is giving encouragement to many, chief minister Raghubar Das also requested the people to follow her route.

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Amitabh Chatterjee works at a private healthcare centre in Adityapur and is a proud father who was delighted that his daughter’s cleanliness trait finally paid off.


Feature Image Credit: TOI

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