(NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations)
  • Sulabh International launched the 'Toilet in Every Household' campaign in the village of Katra Shahadatganj in Badaun District,
    Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation Movement along with Smt. Punam Yadav, Chairman District
    Panchayat, Badaun inaugurated 108 'Sulabh (low-cost) toilets' for the village of Katra Shahadatganj on August 31, 2014
  • Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation focused attention on the plight of widows at a special function in celebration of the World Widow Day, which was attended by widows of Vrindavan and Varanasi at the Press Club of India on June 23, 2014 
  • Girls are advised not to leave in-laws' house but to persuade the family to have a Sulabh flush toilet at the earliest 
  • Breaking centuries-old tradition, widows of Vrindavan celebrated Holi at Meera Sahabhagini Sadan on March 14, 2014 
  • The 'NGO Leadership and Excellence Award', instituted by the World CSR Congress, was given to Pathak on the occasion of
    the World CSR Day at Taj Lands Hotel, Mumbai on February 18, 2014
  • Justice Samaresh Banerjee confers prestigious Michael Madhusudan International Bongo Moni award to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak for his
    work among the widows of Vrindavan

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:30
Kashmir Times
Financial independence can truly be life changing. This is a reality that nearly 800 widows living in Vrindavan, a temple town in Uttar Pradesh, are realising today as they find themselves being assiduously wooed by the sons and daughters-in-laws, who had once turned them out of their own homes, to return.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:30
Business Standard
On this occasion, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak founder of Sulabh International made a visual presentation and shared his views and experience with others in the field of hygiene and sanitation. Dr. Pathak, through his detailed presentation narrated that the nation can achieve the target with the collective effort and presented a holistic picture of better sanitation.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:45
Deccan Herald
Sixty-year-old Haripriya Dasi, a widow, does not remember exactly when she arrived in Vrindavan in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. But she knows that she will breathe her last here and she is also sure that she will attain “moksha” (salvation) in the land of Lord Krishna. Haripriya is not the only widow with such a wish. There are hundreds like her in Vrindavan.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 01:45
The Indian Express
All he had was a photograph of his “boroma” (elder aunt) and the knowledge that she had left for Vrindavan a long time ago. So, when Samar Adhikary, in his 60s, saw in the Saturday’s edition of The Indian Express his mother’s 87-year-old sister, Kanaklata Adhikary, the memories drawn from occasionally picking up that one photograph flooded back.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:15
The Indian Express
She got married at the age of 11. Six years later she was a widow. Soon after, the in-laws of Kanaklata Adhikary, then a resident of Shobhabazaar in Kolkata, bundled her off to Vrindavan. She moved around the streets eking out a living mostly by begging and sometimes by working as maid at dharmshalas.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 07:15
The Times of India
The widows of Vrindavan will be in the city for two more days, during which they plan to visit the artisan's hub at Kumartuli, hop some Puja pandals and enjoy a tram ride.
Niti Central
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 18:15
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International, in conversation with Niti Central, talks about the merits of a clean India and why a cultural change is also required if we want a cleaner India.
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 23:00
Niti Central
Niti Central, in coversation with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak (Sulabh International) and Gen Bhupinder Singh (President of Maitri NGO) discusses what society has done for widows living in the holy city Vrindavan.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 19:45
P7 News 24x7
NGO Sulabh International on Sunday handed over 108 “low cost” toilets to villagers at Katra Sadatganj in Badaun and adopted the hamlet as model village for a nationwide ‘Toilets for Every House’ campaign.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:00
Al Jazeera
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will complete 100 days in office on Tuesday, however, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's promise to build five million toilets during the first three months of its rule has not materialised.The shortage is not just a rural problem but across the country - even in Mumbai, the financial capital, millions of people do not have access to safe, clean and privat
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:00
IBN Live
Sulabh International handed over 108 low cost toilets to villagers at Katra Sadatganj in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, where two sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered while they went to relieve themselves in fields. This sanitation drive is the starting point for a nationwide 'Toilets for Every House' campaign.