Widows seeking salvation in Indian holy city

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India's holiest city Varanasi attracts millions of pilgrims seeking purification in the waters of the river Ganges. Among those seeking salvation are widows. Widows are often shunned and stigmatised by their families and communities. They come to Varanasi in the hope of improving their lot in their next life. But, as Janak Rogers reports, some… Read more »

Darlington students fly to India for servant leadership project

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A group of Darlington students and faculty members are off on a two-week servant leadership trip to India. The students headed to New Delhi to do various projects at Sulabh Public School, a school for urban poor, homeless and orphans; and Naidisha Vocational Training Centre, a nonprofit that focuses on community development through education. Students also plan some… Read more »

French Senate honours Sulabh founder with ‘Legend of Planet’ award

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Ahead of World Environment Day, the French Senate has honoured Indian social reformer and Sulabh movement founder Bindeshwar Pathak with the 'Legend of Planet' award for bringing about a toilet revolution in his country and for liberating manual scavenges from the inhuman practice. Senate vice president Chantal Jourdan decorated Pathak and five others from across… Read more »

French Senate honours Sulabh founder with ‘Legend of Planet’ award

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Ahead of World Environment Day, the French Senate has honoured Indian social reformer and Sulabh movement founder Bindeshwar Pathak with the 'Legend of Planet' award for bringing about a toilet revolution in his country and for liberating manual scavenges from the inhuman practice. Senate vice president Chantal Jourdan decorated Pathak and five others from across… Read more »

Sulabh founder receives French honour

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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 last night. Pathak is known around… Read more »

Sulabh founder Pathak receives French award

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London, Jun 4 (PTI) 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 last night.