Sulabh Sanitation Award – 17 September, 2016
Smt. Prem Devi from Village-Kharak Kalan, District-Bhiwani, Haryana, constructed toilet at her house after selling her buffalo was honoured with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a Gold Medal, Cheque of Rs. 2 lakh and Memento in a function held at the Mavalankar Hall in New Delhi on 17 September, 2016.
Smt. Phool Kumari Devi from Village-Barahkhanna, Vikramganj, Bihar, constructed toilet at her house after mortgaging her Mangalsutra was honoured in a deafening crescendo of applause with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a cheque for Rs. 2 lakh, a gold medal, and a Memento.
Smt. Lata Devi from Village-Bidhnu, District-Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, constructed toilet at her house after selling jewellery and livestock was honoured with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a Gold Medal, Cheque of Rs. 2 lakh and Memento in a function held at the Mavalankar Hall in New Delhi on 17 September, 2016.
Smt. Chaitali Dilip Rathod from Village-Naya Andura, District-Akola, Maharashtra, demanded toilet instead of marriage gifts was honoured with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a Gold Medal, Cheque of Rs. 10 lakh and Memento in a function held at the Mavalankar Hall in New Delhi on 17 September, 2016.
Sulabh Sahitya Academy Award for Padmashri Dr. Yashpal Jain – September 1, 2012
A memorable function was organized at Hindi Bhawan, New Delhi on September 1, 2012 to celebrate the Hundredth Birth Anniversary of late Padmashri Dr. Yashpal Jain, the eminent litterateur. It was also the occasion for Sulabh Sahitya Academy Award presented to his daughter, Mrs. Annada Patni. The Award was declared for him in the year 2000 for his great contribution in the field of literature which was postponed due to his death soon thereafter. It comprised a cheque for Rs. 2 lakh along with Citation.
Sulabh Sahitya Academy is an active non-governmental organization registered as such which has been involved in publication of literary works, recognition of talents in the field through awards and assistance in the literary field. The Academy Award for the year 1999 was conferred upon Mr. Trilochan Shastri, the famous writer and poet.
Rewarding Brides who Revolted against Lack of Toilet – June 27, 2012
Mrs. Priyanka Bharti, Mrs. Priyanka and Mrs. Kumari Jyoti, newly wed brides from Uttar Pradesh who revolted against lack of toilet in their in-laws’ place being awarded Rs. 2 lakh by Sulabh International at a function held in village Vishnupur Khurd, District Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh on June 27, 2012.
Sulabh Sanitation Award – March 19, 2012
Anita Bai Narre, a newly-married tribal woman from Jeetudhana village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, who has been causing waves of excitement ever since she refused to live with her husband because there was no toilet in his house, was honoured in a deafening crescendo of applause with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh and a gold medal, presented to her by no less a person than Hon’ble Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation at the Mavalankar Hall in New Delhi on March 19, 2012.
Honouring Unique Contributions by Individuals and Organisations
From time to time, the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation evinces recognition to persons or institutions for their commitment and contribution to sanitation, and to allied issues, such as environment, children’s’ health, family welfare, and women’s’ empowerment. Sulabh proudly gives these individuals and institutions a place of honour with its awards.
Sulabh Global Sanitation Award
The Sulabh Global Sanitation Award is a newly constituted recognition instituted by the Sulabh and is given to a person or institution which has played a major role in promoting sanitation, health and hygiene, and environmental cleanliness at a global level. The Sulabh Award Jury unanimously selected the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the Sulabh Global Sanitation Award both for its seminal role in promoting good health and clean living and also publishing a book the reading of which enabled Dr. Pathak to change the face of slums in India as well as in many other places all over the world.
Honest Man of the Year Award
The Sulabh Honest Man of the Year Award was instituted to uphold moral values and to honour persons of impeccable character, exceptional integrity and sterling sincerity. Started in the silver jubilee year (1995) of the Sulabh Movement, it is awarded annually to an outstanding personality who has shown the highest level of public honesty and commitment in his or her work. The award carries Rs. 10 lakh in cash, a golden plaque, a gold pendant and a citation. Mr. T. N. Sheshan was the first recipient of the award; subsequently, Dr. Manmohan Singh (1996), Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1997) and Mr. Khushwant Singh (1998) were chosen for this prestigious award.
Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Sulabh Sanitation Award
The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Sulabh Sanitation Award was instituted to be given to a leading institution or a person who undertakes to promote sanitation and environmental protection in a commendable way and produces a significant impact on people. The award, which carries Rs. 2 lakh cash and a gold plaque worth Rs. 1 lakh, has been instituted in the name of the late Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, who took enormous interest in protecting the environment and promoting sanitation. He became an icon of this cause. Mr. Gandhi amended India’s 20-Point Programme to include abolition of scavenging as a priority area.
The Sulabh Save-the-Child Award was instituted to honour those who show professional commitment and compassion for children and set high standards in this key area of the medical profession. In 1997, Dr. Nomeeta Gupta exemplified care and concern for children and was awarded the “Save-the-Child Award ” which carries Rs. 1 Lakh in cash, a golden pendant and a citation.
Sulabh Sahitya Academy Award – 1997
The Academy will honour one such litterateur, every year from among the 22 Indian languages; recognized by the constitution; who is committed to people’s cause and is a nationalist, with an award of Rs. 2 lakh.