Jharkhand: Served In Kargil War, Now The Retired Colonel Helps Villagers To Get Water In Hilly Regions
Retired Colonel Helps Villages To Get Water
Vinay Kumar, a colonel who fought in the battle of Kargil, is now engaged in helping villagers of tribal areas. The villagers live in the tribal areas, in the mountains of Jharkhand had difficulty in having access to water. They would walk down to fetch water. Colonel Vinay had helped them by making an energy pump that distributes the water from brook to hilly areas. This has been a big relief to the people in this tribal area.
The energy pump has been made in a certain special way. He saw this technique of making energy pump on youtube. He mulled over the fact that the technique could be helpful for people living in plateau region in his village and after working on the same project for over a year, he succeeded.
The people of tribal areas of Kotitola, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand were elated after Colonel Vinay made spring water piped up from the bottom. Seeing people happy, Col.Vinay felt that his dream of returning to the village will come true. While he left no stone unturned to implement the technique in the village, he was let down by the government as he was asked to work according to the system. He challenged the system was succeeded in implementing energy pumps.
Colonel Vinay was also a part of Indian Peacekeeping Force in India and Operation Vijay. He hails from Babhnave village of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
His sole motive to return to his village was to help villagers. The energy pump installed in the village has made lives of people easy. The energy pump has been named as ‘natural hydropower’. Through this technique, the water from small brooks, fountains can also be distributed to surrounding forest without the use of electricity, diesel or kerosene.
The villagers worked a lot to implement this technique, but due to lack of government aid, they are not able to take this idea forward.
Besides, helping villagers in implementing this technique, Col Vinay is also working towards women empowerment and has opened up a tailoring centre in his ancestral home. He and his friends also look after the patients in the village.
While distributing bedsheets in the village, Col Vinay’s wife said that what is wrong in helping others, in fact, it gives them peace, as reported by AmarUjala. Col Vinay and his wife had decided five years before retirement that they will not live in the metropolitan city after their retirement but would settle in the village and will live like a villager.
The Logical Indian salutes Colonel Vinay Kumar and his wife who have worked towards the development of the village. His compassion and selfless service are applaudable.