Sulabh International to double its monthly dole to widows

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A social service organisation, which has launched several initiatives to improve the plight of widows in Vrindavan, has decided to double the monthly dole given to such women from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000.  Sulabh International, which gives financial help of Rs 1,000 to such women every month to prevent them from starving and begging,… Read more »

Sulabh comes to the aid of Vrindavan’s widows

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Vrindavan Feb 24 (IANS) Hundreds of widows of Vrindavan, who have lived a life of penury, earning a meagre 5 rupees each day for singing early-morning bhajans at temples here, now have a life of dignity, thanks to non-governmental organisation Sulabh Interntional. Sulabh, a leading campaigner for sanitation, has decided to take care of the basic needs of the… Read more »

विधवा-वृद्धा आत्मनिर्भर बनाने का अभियान आज

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वृंदावन: सुलभ इंटरनेशनल ऑफ सोशल आर्गेनाइजेशन रविवार से आश्रय सदनों की विधवा-वृद्धाओं को आत्मनिर्भर बनाने का अभियान शुरू करेगा। संस्था के प्रमुख डॉ. बिंदेश्वरी पाठक निराश्रित महिलाओं के लिये बनी योजना का आगाज करेंगे। संस्था के सेवक प्रियंक ने बताया, सुलभ टीम रविवार को पुराना पागल बाबा स्थित गली में चल रहे रास विहारी आश्रय… Read more »

Soon, a course in ‘sociology and sanitation’ at Hindi varsity

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WARDHA: Responding to the call of Sulabh sanitation movement's founder Bindeshwar Pathak, Wardha-based Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University (MGIHU) is introducing 'Sociology and Sanitation' in their curriculum. "It will be taught to sociology students from the next academic year commencing in June," vice-chancellor Vibhuti Narain Rai told TOI. He added that Pathak had recently given a presentation on… Read more »

For India’s ‘untouchables,’ a rare moment of inclusion

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In a major break from caste system constraints, some of India's Brahmins welcomed a group of India's lowest ranking members to join a Hindu ritual historically closed to them. Hindus believe a dip in the waters where the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers meet during India’s Kumbh Mela Hindu religious festival cleanses them of their… Read more »

‘Untouchables’ and ‘Brahmins’ bathe together for the first time in a ritual in India

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A HISTORIC BREAK TABOO The origin of the discrimination was his job: empty latrines every day. A brahman has been the driving force behind this progress through his NGO has installed 7,000 public toilets and 1.2 million private toilets. The ritual involves bathing waist, throwing water in four directions while reciting prayers. On 7 February,… Read more »

Meira Kumar to visit Vrindaban widows

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MATHURA: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will visit Vrindaban to see the welfare schemes run by Sulabh International for betterment of widows here, organisation’s founder Bindeshwar Pathak said on Wednesday. “Impressed by the service imparted by our organization to widows of Vrindaban, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has expressed her desire to visit Vrindaban and… Read more »