Varanasi widows plan to send 1000 ‘rakhis’ for ‘brother’ Modi

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This ‘Rakshabandhan’ festival will be special for hundreds of elderly widows from Varanasi as they plan to send 1,000 ‘rakhis’ along with sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his parliamentary debut in May from this temple town. The event is part of efforts to bring these women, who have been socially ostracised for ages and kept away from festivals… Read more »

PM मोदी की कलाई में विधवा बहनों की हजार राखियां!

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वाराणसी की सैकड़ों बुजुर्ग विधवाओं के लिए इस बार रक्षाबंधन का त्योहार कुछ खास होगा। इन विधवाओं ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को 1000 राखियों के साथ ही मिठाइयां भेजने की योजना बनाई है। मोदी 16वीं लोकसभा चुनाव में बनारस से जीत दर्ज करके पहली बार लोकसभा पहुंचे और देश का प्रधानमंत्री बने। यह कोशिश इन… Read more »

Widows of Varanasi preparing ‘rakhis’ for ‘brother’ Narendra Modi

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This 'Rakshabandhan' festival will be special for hundreds of elderly widows of Varanasi as they plan to send 1,000 'rakhis' along with sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his parliamentary debut in May from this temple town. The event is part of efforts to bring these women, who have been socially ostracised for… Read more »

A delegation from Nepal

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A delegation from Nepal headed by Dr Govinda Bahadur Tandon, member secretary, Pashupati Development trust visited Sulabh headquarters today. He said having Sulabh public toilets in Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva, and a UNESCO world heritage site would be great gift from India. Listen to the podcast here. https://soundcloud.com/sulabh-international/nepal-delegation-at-sulabh-international

Sanitation for all will bring down crimes against women, says Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak

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New Delhi, Jul 11: Applauding the proposal to provide sanitation to all households by 2019, Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak on Friday said the step would bring down sexual crimes against women in the country. Arguing that sexual assaults often took place because women are forced to answer the call of nature in the open, Pathak cited the… Read more »

Q & A – `Women suffer sanitation absence most also impacts economy’

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One month after the horrific Badaun gang rape exposed how gravely at risk women and minors lacking domestic toilets are, India's sanitation scenario remains dire. Social worker and Padma Bhushan awardee ​Bindeshwar Pathak is founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement, an organisation that helps build low-cost toilets across the country. Speaking with Fozia Yasin, Pathak discussed the socio-economic… Read more »

Widows in India on International Widows Day hope for a better tomorrow

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The world observed the ‘International Widows Day’ on Monday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message that no women should lose her rights when she loses her husband. In a statement issued on the occasion, Ban said an estimated 115 million widows live in poverty and 81 million have suffered physical abuse and girls… Read more »