Activists sceptical about ban on manual scavenging

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A day after the Lok Sabha passed the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012 aimed at banning manual scavenging and the ensuring rehabilitation of those engaged in the task of manual scavenging, activists seem unimpressed and sceptical about the implementation of the proposed law. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the Sulabh… Read more »

Funds pour in for Lucknow wonder kid

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“Sushma’s future is secure as far as her studies are concerned” Nobody will grudge the accolades earned by Lucknow’s child prodigy, Sushma Verma, and the offer of financial help from individuals and organisations for pursuing her studies. As the 13-year-old wonder kid basks in the glory of becoming the youngest student to pursue a Master’s… Read more »

अनोखा-अजब, ‘सुलभ’ म्यूजियम

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तुमने कभी सोचा है कि टॉयलेट सीट का भी म्यूजियम हो सकता है, वो भी अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर का। हां, ऐसा एक म्यूजियम है और वह भी हमारी दिल्ली में। पालम इलाके में स्थित इस म्यूजियम को ‘सुलभ इंटरनेशनल म्यूजियम ऑफ टॉयलेट्स’ के नाम से जाना जाता है। ‘सुलभ’ नाम से मशहूर यह म्यूजियम टॉयलेट के… Read more »

Widows in U’khand get helping hand

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Some relief DEHRADUN: Leela Devi, 48, cries bitterly at the very mention of the tragedy that struck Uttarakhand about a month and a half ago for it had claimed the life of her husband Narendra Tewari, a priest at Kedarnath and the family’s sole  breadwinner. Vasundhara Devi’s fate is also similar. Her husband Kesri Prasad… Read more »

Advocates Expand Support for Widows Seeking Refuge in India’s Holy Cities

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Common in Hindu culture, widow abandonment forces thousands of widows to migrate each year to the holy cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Two-thirds of widows earn less than 60 cents per day. New programs aim to provide widows with protection and financial support. VARANASI, INDIA – Jamuna Devi,… Read more »

बिन्देश्वर पाठक को फ्रांस ने दिया लीजेंड आफ प्लेनेट पुरस्कार

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पेरिस (एजेंसी)। प्रख्यात समाज सुधारक और सुलभ इंटरनेशनल सोशल आर्गनाइजेशन के प्रणोता बिंदेश्वर पाठक को पर्यावरण क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय योगदान के लिए फ्रांस के प्रख्यात ‘लीजेंड ऑफ प्लेनेट’ पुरस्कार से नवाजा गया है। पद्म भूषण डा. पाठक को यह पुरस्कार सोमवार रात यहां फ्रेंच सीनेट फ्रांस की पार्लियामेंट की वाइस प्रेसीडेंट सुश्री चैंटल जौरडेन ने… Read more »

Sulabh founder Pathak gets French award

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LONDON: Environmentalist Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the famed Sulabh project that provides basic and affordable toilet access to India’s poor, has been presented with the “Legend of Planet” award in Paris. The award was presented to Pathak by the Vice-President of the French Senate, Chantal Jourdan, at Palais du Luxembourg on Monday night. Pathak is… Read more »