April 14 Declared Bindeshwar Pathak Day In New York

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By Suman Guha Mozumder, April 16, 2016 Sometime in 1968 during Mahatma Gandhi’s birth centenary celebrations in Bihar, Bindeshwar Pathak was asked by a celebration committee member to work for restoring the rights and dignity of India’s untouchables, if he really wanted to pay a tribute to Gandhi who launched a campaign against untouchability. Pathak,… Read more »

Life transformed by a toilet – Livet forvandlet av et toalett

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Correspondent Kristin Solberg Published 03.31.2016  Several Indians have access to a mobile phone than a toilet. Shakantula Tanwar and Usha Chaumet has received life transformed by something most take for granted. Village woman Shakantula Tanwar (53) has received life transformed by something most take for granted.- We used to get sick. And we had to keep… Read more »

Breaking Taboo, Hindu Widows Celebrate Festival of Colors – The New York Times

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARCH 21, 2016 VRINDAVAN, India — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in this joyful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival… Read more »

विश्व सांस्कृतिक समारोह – श्री श्री रविशंकर की संस्था आर्ट ऑफ लिविंग की तरफ से आयोजित

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माननीय श्री श्री रविशंकर जी एक अमूल्य रत्न हैं। वे विश्व और मानवता के लिए भगवान् के उपहार हैं। धरती पर ऐसी आत्माओं का बहुत कम ही आगमन होता है, लेकिन जब आती हैं तो अपने साथ द्विव्य ज्योति लाती हैं, जिससे वे विश्व को प्रकाशित करती हैं।                 मैं श्री श्री रविशंकर जी का… Read more »

World Water Day 2016 – Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak’s Message to Indians – “VALUE WATER, VALUE LIFE”

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Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak’s Message to Indians – “VALUE WATER, VALUE LIFE” 22nd March is being observed all over the world as International Water Day. In 1992, United Nations Conference on “Environment and Development” recommended the observance of International Water Day which was endorsed by United Nations General Assembly in 1993, designating 22nd March as the… Read more »

India’s sanitation – problems and solutions

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The Compass India is finding new ways to meet the challenge of providing toilets to more than 60 million homes by 2019. Dr Bindishwar Pathak, the so-called ‘toilet guru of India’, explains the cultural roots of India’s sanitation problem and shows Delhi reporter Ravinder Bawa some solutions at his Toilet Museum in the capital, while… Read more »

My Perfect Country: India The Compass

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The Compass My Perfect Country Fi Glover examines India’s pioneering work on sanitation for women. With stories from the workers who are inventing simple systems alongside active campaigning, she follows the changing attitudes towards women’s rights and their wellbeing. Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting… Read more »

No Gauteng schools using bucket system – Lesufi

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By Iavan Pijoos | Mar 02, 2016 No Gauteng schools are using the bucket toilet system, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday.  “When I came into office, we identified about 200 schools with the worst sanitation facilities. There are no schools using the bucket system in Gauteng today,” Lesufi said. “Investing in school sanitation… Read more »