When asked on what their take on the issue is, the N.G.O. Says, "In modern times, when prices of LPG cylinders are skyrocketing, it will help poor people cut costs". They add: "A traditional oven like this enables 10-15 families to cook food besides being eco-friendly as well."
Varun Gagneja, project coordinator, Graduates Welfare Association further explains: "We want to send out a message to the whole world that we care about global warming. The fossil fuels generate carbon dioxide, nitrogen and other poisonous gases, which harm the atmosphere. So we have come up with Sanjha Chulha project." He adds: "This will reduce the use of fossil fuel at homes. The natural fuels like wood and coal don't harm atmosphere like fossil fuels. In this way, we will be able to help in the progress of our country and the differences among people will also be reduced when they cook food together."
|In this way, we will be able to help in the progress of our country and the differences among people will also be reduced when they cook food together.|
However, by reviving the tradition of `Sanjha Chulha', Fazilka's Graduates Welfare Association has done a great service to community. The testimony is what people say about it today. "This oven should be kept in different areas of the villages and the cities," said one of the residents. He adds: "It will help improve relations among people. They can share all their happiness, sorrows and pains with each other."
Meanwhile, people of Fazilka are savoring delicious meals cooked in an earthen oven. Breads baked in such ovens are considered good for health and tastes distinctly. So, for those who are planning to be heading to the state of Punjab, one thing is for sure: some relishing time awaits you.
The process has been a part of the initiative by the Graduates Welfare Association, an NGO, working to save the environment and strengthen the community