Posted by Krishna Ruthnum

Hello, hope all is well!

I wanted to pass along a thank you note from Palash Bardhan. He heads up one of the NGOs that built 20 toilets in a few villages around Basirhat, about 2 hours east of Calcutta. It was a 3-hour trip each way, but we managed to spend a few hours meeting with beneficiaries, hearing their stories and taking lots of photos.
Dear District 7040,
Hearty greetings from Atghara Sanhati Kendra, a grass roots level NGO working for holistic rural development for the deserving people in 3/4 blocks under North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.  This is for your kind information that we had the opportunity to get assistance from Rotary including your support for 20 low cost toilets from RID 7040.
On last 28th December, three Canadian friends led by Mr. Krishna have visited a several units at our project area. They have showed their interest and we were also moved for their tolerance in all aspects including food.
On behalf of our organization we like to covey our sincere thanks to you & your colleagues for supporting us for the Project Dignity.  We hope we will get your support in future for the implementation for the Project Dignity and also other needed activities for the deserving people.
We wish you all the best and convey our best wishes for the Happy New Year 2015 for all of you.
With warm regards,
Palash Bardhan
General Secretary, Atghara Sanhati Kendra