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Thinking About What to Gift Your Sister for Rakhi? This Brother in MP Just Nailed It!

A thoughtful brother in MP saw that his sister is facing many troubles due to the unavailability of toilets in their village. Thus he started constructing a toilet for her, and completed it right on time – as a Rakhi gift. Here’s more.

While many people choose jewellery, clothes, sweets and other similar things as Rakhi gifts, a brother in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh has given the most unusual yet thoughtful gift to his sister — a toilet.

Mahendra Rawat spent about Rs. 35,000 on the construction of a toilet for his cousin, Rani in Bhatoa village of MP, which has about 225 women and not even a single toilet.

The 29-year-old farmer started constructing the toilet himself in July, so that it could be ready by Raksha Bandhan.


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Rani, who lives near Mahendra’s house, is a class VIII student and was scared to go out in the night to relieve herself. Mahendra thought it would be easier for her if she had a toilet just next to her house, and this is when he started the construction.

He started by drawing water through an electric pump from the well which is located about 600 meters from the location of the toilet. Mahendra spent about Rs. 20,000 on brining water to the toilet.

He has also placed a wash basin outside the construction, along with an overhead water tank that provides running water in the toilet.

Many villagers acknowledged Mahendra’s move and went to take look at the toilet. The village panchayat also appreciated his efforts and encouraged others to construct toilets as well.

This is one gift that Rani will never forget. Kudos to her wise brother.

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