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Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi April 28, 2016

Dean of BHU’s Social Science department Manjeet Chaturvedi today said a “Dr Bindeshwar Pathak Chair” would be introduced in the varsity

A Post Graduate course for “Action Sociology” would be soon be introduced under the “Dr Bindeshwar Pathak Chair” to provide education in the field of Sanitation, Social reforms and other aspects of the society, Chaturvedi told reporters here.

Pathak is the founder of Sulabh Social and Sanitation Movement.

Pathak, a globallyrecognised sanitation crusader, social transformer and an inspirational leader has changed the life of millions of people, it would be most appropriate in the centenary year of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Sulabh International Social Service Organisation to introduce an action-oriented study and research, Chaturvedi said.

The objectives and functions ofthe Bindeshwar Pathak Chair at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University shall beto empirically study and critically analyze the wide range of social, educational and sanitation engagements and achievements regarding the Sulabh movement, he informed.

The Chair will also serve as a course of study in Action Sociology for Post-Graduate teaching .

Pathak who was present on the occasion appreciated the proposal moved by Sulabh, which has been accepted by the university dean.

The Chair aims to extend help to MA students by providing internship in various organs of Sulabh International and also an exchange programme between the BHU and Sulabh International not only for the varsity’s students, but also for its teachers.

The BHU’s Social Sciences Dean said a MoU in this regard will be signed between BHU and Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, soon after getting an assent from the BHU VC and its board members.

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