Guna: “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. This maxim now goes in favour of a husband in Guna for his timely help for his wife. The ‘Perfect Husband’ award goes to Bharat Singh, a resident of Bhanpur Bawa village under Chanchoda tehsil in Madhya Pradesh, who dug a well in his own house in a fortnight to ease the water woes of his wife.
As per reports, Singh was so pained by her wife fetching water daily from a hand-pump located half-a-km away from their home that the poor labourer decided to take the matter in his own hands and dig up a well in his backyard. The district administration has praised the man’s gesture towards his wife and decided to extend benefits of some government schemes to him for the betterment of his life.
Singh (46) had been concerned about his wife having to travel all the way to the hand-pump to fetch water for the daily needs of the family, comprising four members. One day, after being unable to get water due to a fault in the hand pump, his wife returned home sad and complained to him about it.
Singh later told his wife that he will dig a well for her in the house itself, but she laughed at the idea. He then took it up as a challenge and to everyone’s surprise, dug a 31-feet-deep and 6-feet-wide well in just 15 days about two months back.
Guna Collector, Kumar Purshottam appreciated Singh’s gesture and his caring nature towards his wife. He has directed officials of the zilla panchayat to provide benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and various other government schemes to him for the betterment of his life, a panchayat official said.