BIS #6672 New Check-Dam at Gidhada

By Fr Jesu Robinson for BISMumbai

On 29 June 2022, Fr Savio Silveira, the Provincial of the Province of Bombay blessed the dam at Gidhada village of Aurangabad district. It is the first check-dam that has been constructed by the Salesians in the Aurangabad district to store water on the stream to swell the well and the farmers can have water for good farming.

As a step towards sustainable development, the villagers of Gidhada constructed a check-dam with the help of the Salesians. This project was started in the month of January this year under the guidance of Br Alex Gonsalves, the Social Ministry Delegate of Don Bosco, Waluj. Later, Fr Edwin D'Souza, the Rector of the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, inaugurated and blessed the project.

The villagers are blessed to see the project attain fruition. "Thanks, thanks and thanks to Don Bosco for this wonderful initiative", said Mr Amol Jarhad, a local villager. The success of this project is an added impetus as the social workers of Don Bosco, Waluj, encourage other villages to follow suit in order to build up water reservoirs in the area.