An inspiring story coming from Pune where a couple have sold their jewelries to construct an oxygen generation plant for soldiers at Siachen. The name of the couple are Yogesh & Sumedha Chithade and they belong to Pune city.
In 2018, The couple had decided to construct an oxygen generation plant for soldiers at Siachen so they pledged to sell all their jewelries to construct this plant. Now after one year of their pledge, They have inaugurated the oxygen generation plant in Siachen. This plant will help nearly 20,000 people.
Yogesh&Sumedha Chithade from Pune have constructed an oxygen generation plant for soldiers at Siachen. In 2018,the couple had pledged to sell all their jewellery to construct the plant. They say,"It's our duty to serve the needs of our soldiers. It will help nearly 20,000 people" pic.twitter.com/EfED0Yhbxp— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2019
This plant will help Indian Army soldiers to refill their oxygen cylinders. The couple said, ” It is so easy for us to breathe here, but at 22,000 feet, it is extremely difficult to breathe. It’s our duty to serve the needs of our soldiers.”
Yogesh & Sumedha Chithade are the parent of a serving army major. In 2018, They sold all their jewelries and raised Rs 1.25 lakh for this oxygen generation plant for soldiers but the cost of this plant was around Rs 1.10 crore so They formed a charitable trust and registered it with the Charity Commissioner Office in Pune. After this many people contributed in this and they successfully installed the oxygen generation plant in Siachen.
Yogesh Chithade was in Indian Air force so he knows the condition of Siachen very well. He wanted to reduce the transportation cost and time to deliver oxygen in Siachen so idea of installing the oxygen generation plant came in his mind and Yogesh & Sumedha Chithade installed this plant in just one year.