Sulabh founder wants course on sanitation in school syllabus

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  Press Trust of India | Samastipur, December 14, 2015 Activist and founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement Bindeshwar Pathak today stressed on the need for inclusion of sanitation as a course in the school syllabus. To create better awareness and culture of sanitation, steps should be taken to teach students in schools about sanitation, he… Read more »

Liberating the “Untouchables”

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  By Jose kalathil kalathil.jose@gmail.com As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ toilets. They are… Read more »

A Heart Wrenching Story of the Widow from Varanasi

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By Shubhda Chaudhary in Femtrend 02/12/2015 Every day, elderly women face blatant ignominy by staying in decrepit ghetto areas in holy cities of Vrindavan and Varanasi. They are prevented from participating in religious festivals. But this year, Tukni Devi, a 90-year-old in Vrindavan, broke the centuries-old custom by participating in Holi, after 66 long years…. Read more »

Toilet target for capital

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Our Correspondent Mayor Asha Lakra speaks on World Toilet Day in Ranchi on Thursday. (Hardeep Singh) The capital has only 60 public toilets and needs 25,000 individual loos in slum areas to make it an open defecation-free zone, a prerequisite to becoming a smart city. Ranchi municipal councillor Arun Jha disclosed these facts at a… Read more »

Sanitation is human right, says Charmi

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Sulabh International Social Service Organisation today observed World Toilet Day in the city. To mark the occasion, a two-kilometer walk was organised from Jalavihar to People’s Plaza on Necklace Road. Film actress Charmi Kaur participated in the walk. Speaking after flagging off the walk, Charmi said, “It was funny we have many days like Valentine… Read more »

World Toilet Day special – five institutions and initiatives that are making India clean

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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY SOURAV ROY NOVEMBER 19, 2015 “Competition for global attention to issues is very high. It is really hard to get attention to subjects like s*it,” Jack Sim, the founder of World Toilet Organization, told us in an interview. More people in India have mobile phones than toilets. An estimated 600 million individuals in… Read more »