Noted politician and Member of Parliament (MP), Ajay Maken visited the Ekta Vihar slum colony on Saturday, the 6th July, 2013 for the inauguration of the new sewer line. He was accompanied by Mrs. Barkha Singh, the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of R.K. Puram and Mr. Dharamvir Singh, the area Councillor.
Mr. Maken in his address appreciated the efforts of the MLA, the local Councillor and the slum dwellers who had made the first of its kind drainage system in Ekta Vihar possible. He also took the time out to visit the Asha headquarters and spend time with Dr. Kiran Martin to gain an understanding of Asha’s work over the years.
The slum dwellers of Ekta Vihar, where Asha began its operations way back in 1989, had always suffered because of the lack of a drainage system leading to waterlogging and the spread of diseases such as malaria and other vector-borne diseases. With the inauguration of the new sewer line, the inhabitants of Ekta Vihar can now hope to take care of issues such as these.