Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also become a fan of Ramveer Tanwar, a resident of Dadha village of Greater Noida, popularly known as ‘Pondman’. Ramveer, who was once a mechanical engineer, had even left the job of a multinational company to clean the ponds. He has so far cleaned 40 ponds in Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr and Saharanpur districts. Presently he is cleaning the ponds with a team of 15 people.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned Ramveer, a resident of Dadha village in Greater Noida, in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program on Sunday, everyone was surprised. The Prime Minister said that people call him ‘Pond Man’.
Actually, Ramveer has done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from KCC College, Greater Noida. After completing his B.Tech, he started teaching tuitions to the children for his expenses. While teaching tuition, he started the work of cleaning the ponds from his village. Making stickers on the papers with his own hands and delivering them to the people. This work went on simultaneously. After completing his studies, he got a job in a company.
If there is water then there will be life
He kept working for some days, but his mind remained focused on cleaning the ponds. Earlier he used to clean around the ponds, he did not clean the pond. Later he felt that cleaning the ponds was very important. The water level will rise only when the ponds are clean. He continued to work for the ponds with the thought that there would be life only if there would be water. Initially worked closely with many NGOs. Finally in 2018 he quit the job and got involved in cleaning the ponds completely. Ramveer Tanwar formed his own NGO in 2020.
encouraged by encouragement
Tanwar told that he has been doing this work since 2015. He said that initially the work had started in the village with a water chapel. He said that the Prime Minister has mentioned him in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, for which he his to the Prime Minister.
Working with CSR Fund
Tanwar said that the pond of Naiphal village in Ghaziabad is being cleaned. The work of cleaning the ponds is also going on in Gautam Budh Nagar. Funds were needed for cleaning. For this, some big companies were contacted under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and they started helping.
Work done in these districts
Ramveer Tanwar said that so far he has got 12 ponds cleaned in Gautam Budh Nagar, two in Bulandshahr, three in Saharanpur and 16 in Ghaziabad. This cycle continues continuously.