GURUGRAM: A group of 25 residents of Teekli village, including six women, left for a five-day visit to Ralegan Siddhi and Hivare Bazar in Maharashtra on Saturday to learn about the development models in these villages. The group aims to turn Teekli into the first ‘smart village’ in Gurugram. They will also meet Anna Hazare and attend a training session by him.
The representatives will learn ways to conserve the environment and solid waste management as well as study the model of inclusive development of the two villages in fields such as environment, education, livelihood, healthcare and skill development. These techniques will be used in Teekli village by engaging all stakeholders. “We would like to explore how the model can be implemented in our village. Anna Hazare is someone we all look up to. We are excited to meet and learn from him,” said Raveena Devi, sarpanch of Teekli village.