As many as 13 panchayat presidents from Vellore district received the ‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’ award.
The award is given by President of India to the presidents of panchayats that did well in maintaining hygiene in their respective villages by operating women sanitary complexes well, preventing open area defecation, maintaining school hygiene etc.
The Vellore district administration has recommended 94 panchayat presidents’ names for the award this year and 13 of them got it.
Names of the panchayats that got award with block name inside the bracket: Sammanthikuppam (Alangayam), Karungali and Karadikudi (Anaikkattu), Olakkasi (Gudiyatham), Lakkinayakkanpatti, Narsampatti (Kanthili), Makanippattu, Nandhi Mangalam (Kaveripakkam), Sankarapuram (Natrampalli), Chokkarishikuppam (Pernampattu), Jambukulam, Paramasathu and Pulivalam (Sholingur).
At an event held at the Collectorate here on Thursday Collector P. Sankar appreciated the panchayat presidents who bagged the awards.