December 4, 2017:
Youngsters of Seonk Village have received the new year gift as the sports department of Mohali district has begun the work on creating a state-of-art sports ground spread over approximately four acres in the village. This has been made possible with the efforts of Serving in Organizations for Legal Initiatives (SIOLI) and Punjab and Haryana Bar Association. SIOLI is a High Court lawyers’ Social Responsibility Group operating with the primary objective of providing “last mile connectivity” to the rural masses. The organization has been working hard to make village Seonk to stand out as a model village of development from the last one year.
While sharing more information, Reeta Kohli, Trustee of SIOLI said, “Our organization is working hard to motivate as the village is grappling with various problems including drug menace. This rural community has a school up to 8th standard only and most of the youngsters have not been pursuing studies. In a bid to channelize the energy of the youth, our members decided to create a sports ground here. We identified the Panchayat land which could be converted in the sports facility. Then we got in touch with the concerned sports department which finally agreed to give us the entire required infrastructure. The work has started and now youngsters have started playing here”.
SIOLI has also been working at improving the livelihood and living standards of the residents of the villages particularly of women and children. Also, the organization is also working towards beautification of the village and also improving the sanitation conditions of the village. In village Seonk the beautification of the walls by paintings of seems to have hd its impact on the administration as well. Commenting on it Deputy Commissioner, Mohali said, “We are shifting our focus towards villages in this new year. Along with the urban development, greater emphasis will be laid on the proper maintenance of the villages”.