A seven-year-old becomes the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Scheme in Tamil Nadu after the little one approached the police accusing her father of failing to keep his promise of building a toilet in their house.
Impressed by her action, the Ambur municipality made her the brand ambassador of the Swachh scheme.
Hanifa Zaara, studying in class 2, went to the All Women’s Police Station in Ambur, Vellore district on Monday, December 10, to file a complaint against her father Ihsanullah.
The girl was also accompanied by her mother to the station and claimed that her father had promised to construct a toilet in their house if she topped in class LKG. Despite getting first rank for two years after LKG, her father turned away from the promise and hence, she went to the police to get him arrested or at least get a written assurance from him in this regard.
According to the media reports, Hanifa Zaara was embarrassed to tell this to her teacher that there is no toilet in her house and as a result, she chose to approach the police. She went to the police in spite of efforts from her mother to discourage her, in the confidence that the police would take steps to get this done.
After the news went viral, the Ambur Muncipality Commissioner announced Hanifa Zaara as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat mission initiated by the central government.
The local body has also taken up construction of a toilet in her house, under the scheme of the Union government.
Speaking to the media, Municipality Commissioner S Parthasarathy said that a certificate in honour of this recognition will be presented to her on Wednesday at a function organised in her school.
Swachh Bharat Mission is a scheme introduced by the Union Government to eradicate open defecation and provide safe sanitation facilities across the country.
Under this scheme, the government provides financial assistance to build toilets.