Migrants lay stone for community building

LUDHIANA: When the foundation stone was laid on Sunday for a community hall at Tajpur Road it was more like a milestone for the over 20 lakh migrants who have settled in the city.

Organized under the head of Purvanchal Vikas Parishad (PVP), people who moved from their home states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and have made it big here came forward to establish this community hall.

V P Singh, president of PVP, said it was a long-awaited dream of people from Purvanchal who are settled in the city to have a common place to meet and on Sunday that dream has begun to take shape. ”Members of the parishad contributed money to buy land for community hall and so we could buy 7,000 yards at Tajpur Road,’ he said. T R Misra, a member of PVP, said they want to help migrants by providing free education to their children and also give medical help so that they don’t have to face any problem while staying here. ”We plan to conduct blood donation camps and medical camps once the community hall is built,” Misra added.

Brijesh Tiwari, owner of Shekar Steel Trading said in this community hall migrants would be able to conduct social activities and functions.

Dr Harish Kumar, a member of PVP, said in the initial days after people migrate to the city they face a tough time especially to get proper accommodation. Now migrants coming from Purvanchal region would be able to stay at the community hall, he added.

Source: TOI

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