Friday, September 2, 2016
Inspiration-This Ex-Soldier Used All His Pension Money to Gift a Road to His Village
The road connects Babatpur to Rajatalab. He has already spent an estimated Rs 4 lakh on the construction of the road. Bhagguram joined the Army in 1978 and retired as an honorary Lieutenant in 2012. He received a medal from President Abdul Kalam in 2002 and was honoured again in 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee.According to him there was no road in the village earlier – there was only a rough dirt track that caused a lot of inconvenience and injuries to the villagers.
Bhagguram is now requesting help for laying of interlocking tiles on the road. A few residents are also speaking to local panchayat representatives about this matter.“I am left with no money otherwise I would have purchased interlocking tiles and laid them. I have requested minister of state for public works department Surendra Patel to arrange for interlocking tiles. I hope he will provide help to us,” Bhagguram said to Hindustan Times.