Feeling left out

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Institutes run by voluntary organisations in Vrindavan for widows express disquiet at being left out of government doles The Supreme Court’s intervention that brought some relief to destitute women and widows living in Vrindavan has been well appreciated. The plight of many of these women has off and on made international news, but not many… Read more »

Vrindavan widows’ allowance hiked

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Sulabh International, a non governmental organisation (NGO), has decided to double the monthly allowance of destitute, widowed women from this month to dissuade them from begging. The move will benefit 700-odd widows residing in five government-run old age homes here. In addition, the women will be taught Hindi, English and Bengali by trained teachers so… Read more »

Sulabh International to double its monthly dole to widows

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MATHURA: 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… Read more »

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 »