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सुलभ को विदेश में सम्मान गर्व की बात

By Jagran Publish Date:Wed, 24 May 2017

जम्मू : सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के संस्थापक डॉ. बिंदेश्वर पाठक को व‌र्ल्ड बुक ऑफ रिकॉर्ड, इंग्लैंड द्वारा सम्मानित करने का स्वागत करते हुए जम्मू-कश्मीर सुलभ इंटरनेशनल ने सभी को बधाई दी। उन्होंने कहा कि यह सम्मान वास्तव में हर उस व्यक्ति के लिए है, जिसने समाज को साफ-सुथरा बनाने में सुलभ के कंधों के साथ कंधे मिलाए। सुलभ जम्मू के कंट्रोलर अनिल कुमार सिंह ने संस्थापक को बधाई देते हुए इसे पूरी संस्था के लिए गर्व की बात कही। सिंह ने कहा कि जम्मू-कश्मीर में भी सुलभ अच्छा काम कर लोगों की पसंद बनी है। राज्यवासियों का भरपूर प्यार मिल रहा है। उन्होंने कहा कि स्वच्छ भारत मिशन में सुलभ सरकार से कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर धरती के स्वर्ग में अपनी सेवाएं देने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास कर रही है।

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THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 2, 2017
At Madhusudan Kati, the Sulabh Drinking Water project converts pond water into safe drinking water and is sold at 50 paise per litre.
Women along with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder Sulabh International, carrying drinking water cans labelled as ‘Sulabh jal’ from a water purification plant in Madhusudan Kati. (Photo: G.N. Jha)

Women along with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder Sulabh International, carrying drinking water cans labelled as ‘Sulabh jal’ from a water purification plant in Madhusudan Kati. (Photo: G.N. Jha)

 

North 24 Parganas: According to the World Health Organisation, drinking arsenic-rich water over a long period results in various health hazards, including skin problems, skin cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung, besides other diseases. The commonly reported symptoms of chronic arsenic poisoning include hyper pigmentation, dypigmentation keratosis, skin cancer.
Many of the 2,000 villagers living here were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried, in vain, every attempt to rid the water of poison. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they would fetch from distant towns or cities.
But life started changing for them two years ago when Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO), in collaboration with a French company, 1001 Fontaines, installed a `20-lakh pond-based water treatment plant in this village of North 24 Parganas district.
It has been a long journey indeed for the people of Madhusudan Kati, a village in what has come to be known as West Bengal’s “arsenic belt”. “Since I was a child, I have seen how people around me suffered because of drinking local groundwater,” says Haldhar Sarkar, a retired engineer from Madhusudan Kati. Since the 1990s, ground water in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh have been found to be contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic, making it unfit for drinking. Drinking water laced with arsenic has catastrophic long-term consequences such as arsenicosis (arsenic poisoning) and cancer. “Over the years, I’ve seen villagers develop tumours, skin problems and worse,” says Sarkar. While the West Bengal government set up a number of plants to purify groundwater in these areas, the projects were largely unsuccessful. The cheapest drinking water @ 50 paise per litre only — a pathbreaking step by well-known social scientist Dr Bindeshwar Pathak was launched at Madhusudan Kati in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.
Ground water in nine districts of West Bengal is estimated to have been severely affected by arsenic contamination. According to WHO, drinking arsenic-rich water over a long period results in various health hazards, including skin problems, skin cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung, besides other diseases. In many places of West Bengal, people are forced to drink arsenic-contaminated water. “The ‘Sulabh Drinking Water’ project converts pond water into safe drinking water and will be sold at only 50 paise per litre. This will solve the problem,” Dr Pathak said.

 

Source : http://www.asianage.com/science/020517/reclaiming-water-in-the-arsenic-zone.html

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LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | G.N. JHA

Published May 2, 2017
At Madhusudan Kati, the Sulabh Drinking Water project converts pond water into safe drinking water and is sold at 50 paise per litre.
Many of the 2,000 villagers living here were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried, in vain, every attempt to rid the water of poison.

Many of the 2,000 villagers living here were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried, in vain, every attempt to rid the water of poison.

 

According to the World Health Organisation, drinking arsenic-rich water over a long period results in various health hazards, including skin problems, skin cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung, besides other diseases. The commonly reported symptoms of chronic arsenic poisoning include hyper pigmentation, dypigmentation keratosis, skin cancer
Many of the 2,000 villagers living here were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried, in vain, every attempt to rid the water of poison. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they would fetch from distant towns or cities.

The cost was high.

A close-up of villagers’ hands after consuming arsenic contaminated water

 

But life started changing for them two years ago when Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO), in collaboration with a French company, 1001 Fontaines, installed a Rs 20-lakh pond-based water treatment plant in this village of North 24 Parganas district.

Women along with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, carrying drinking water cans labelled ‘Sulabh jal’ from a water purification plant in Madhusudan Kati

Women along with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, carrying drinking water cans labelled ‘Sulabh jal’ from a water purification plant in Madhusudan Kati

 

It has been a long journey indeed for the people of Madhusudan Kati, a village in what has come to be known as West Bengal’s “arsenic belt”. “Since I was a child, I have seen how people around me suffered because of drinking local groundwater,”says Haldhar Sarkar, a retired engineer from Madhusudan Kati.

Villagers show their hands after drinking arsenic contaminated groundwater

Villagers show their hands after drinking arsenic contaminated groundwater

 

Since the 1990s, ground water in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh have been found to be contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic, making it unfit for drinking. Drinking water laced with arsenic has catastrophic long-term consequences such as arsenicosis (arsenic poisoning) and cancer. “Over the years, I’ve seen villagers develop tumours, skin problems and worse,” says Sarkar. While the West Bengal government set up a number of plants to purify groundwater in these areas, the projects were largely unsuccessful. The cheapest drinking water @ 50 paise per litre only — a pathbreaking step by well-known social scientist Dr Bindeshwar Pathak was launched at Madhusudan Kati in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

An artist showcases the success of Sulabh International’s water purifying project at Mednipur

An artist showcases the success of Sulabh International’s water purifying project at Mednipur

 

Ground water in nine districts of West Bengal is estimated to have been severely affected by arsenic contamination. According to WHO, drinking arsenic-rich water over a long period results in various health hazards, including skin problems, skin cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung, besides other diseases.
In many places of West Bengal, people are forced to drink arsenic-contaminated water. “The ‘Sulabh Drinking Water’ project converts pond water into safe drinking water and will be sold at only 50 paise per litre. This will solve the problem,” Dr Pathak said. 

Source : http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/020517/reclaiming-water-in-the-arsenic-zone.html

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Image titleNew Delhi, April 24 – NGO Sulabh International on Monday awarded personalities and institutions for contributing towards improving sanitation in the country and generating awareness among the people of Rural India.

National Hindi daily “Nai Dunia” was presented Rs 2.5-lakh cheque and Sulabh Sanitation Award for highlighting the issues related to sanitation, while social activist Sanjay Sukla of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh received Rs 2.5 lakh for his contribution towards sanitation awareness and motivation.

Among the awardees also featured eminent poet Sarda Saidpuri, who was presented a cheque of Rs 5 lakh and Dinkar Sulabh Sahitya Samman.

Among the noted personalities attending the award ceremony were former Governor and well known scholar B.P. Singh and Chairman of the National Book Trust Baldeo Sharma, among others.

–IANS

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(IANS)

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Bhaskar News Network | Apr 25, 2017, 02:10 IST

दिल्ली के पार्लियामेंट के कांस्टीट्यूशनल क्लब में सोमवार को बैतूल के दो मीडियाकर्मी सम्मानित हुए। बैतूल के मीडियाकर्मी भोजराज उच्चसरे और संजय शुक्ला को सुलभ इंटरनेशनल द्वारा आयोजित कवि सम्मेलन और सम्मान समारोह में सिक्किम के पूर्व गवर्नर बीपी सिंग, भाजपा के राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष पीसी ठाकुर, नेशनल बुक्स ट्रस्ट के अध्यक्ष बलदेव शर्मा और सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के संस्थापक बिंदेश्वर पाठक ने ढाई-ढाई लाख का चेक व प्रशस्ति पत्र देकर सम्मानित किया।

उन्हें यह सम्मान ससुराल में शौचालय नहीं होने पर साहसी महिला अनिता नर्रे की हकीकत सबके सामने लाने के लिए दिया गया।

Source : http://www.bhaskar.com/news/MP-BETU-MAT-latest-betul-news-021003-2469499-NOR.html

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New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST

NGO Sulabh International on Monday awarded personalities and institutions for contributing towards improving sanitation in the country and generating awareness among the people of Rural India.

National Hindi daily “Nai Dunia” was presented Rs 2.5-lakh cheque and Sulabh Sanitation Award for highlighting the issues related to sanitation, while social activist Sanjay Sukla of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh received Rs 2.5 lakh for his contribution towards sanitation awareness and motivation.

Among the awardees also featured eminent poet Sarda Saidpuri, who was presented a cheque of Rs 5 lakh and Dinkar Sulabh Sahitya Samman.

Among the noted personalities attending the award ceremony were former Governor and well known scholar B.P. Singh and Chairman of the National Book Trust Baldeo Sharma, among others.

–IANS rup/nir/vt

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017-10:28pm , PTI

Poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s contribution to Hindi literature was today remembered at a memorial here on his 43rd death anniversary.

Leading sanitation NGO Sulabh International conferred three awards and announced the launch of a special Hindi dictionary on the occasion.

Poet Sharda Prasad Saidpuri was conferred with the first Dinkar Sulabh Sahitya Samman for his contribution to Hindi literature and promoting Dinkar’s work.

The Sulabh Sanitation award was given to a vernacular newspaper and a social activist Sanjay Sukla, who belongs to of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh for highlighting the issues related to sanitation.

The founder of the NGO, Bindeshwar Pathak, said, “You are aware of the huge literary and cultural contribution of Dr ‘Dinkar’. He wrote several outstanding poems and pieces of prose. One of his remarkable books is ‘Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya’, which won him the Sahitya Academy Award.” This dictionary would carry popular words of English as well as all other Indian languages which are being used commonly in Hindi, he said.

Eminent poets, sanitation activists, politicians and other dignitaries attended the ‘Dinkar’ Memorial Lecture to remember the poet.

Former Sikkim Governor and scholar Balmiki Prasad Singh called upon the youngsters to follow the path of great poets like Dinkar who tried to ignite the young minds towards nationalism.

BJP’s Vice President and Lok Sabha member C P Thakur termed Dinkar as a true nationalist who served the nation and society through his powerful writings.

National Book Trust chairman, Baldeo Sharma recalled Dinkar as one of the finest scholars of India.

Dinkar was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important poets of modern Hindi literature.

He was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1959 for his work ‘Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya’ and received Padma Bhushan in 1959 by the Government of India.

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s contribution to Hindi literature was today remembered at a memorial here on his 43rd death anniversary.

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April 24, 2017 | UPDATED 22:25 IST

New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkars contribution to Hindi literature was today remembered at a memorial here on his 43rd death anniversary.

Leading sanitation NGO Sulabh International conferred three awards and announced the launch of a special Hindi dictionary on the occasion.

Poet Sharda Prasad Saidpuri was conferred with the first Dinkar Sulabh Sahitya Samman for his contribution to Hindi literature and promoting Dinkars work.

The Sulabh Sanitation award was given to a vernacular newspaper and a social activist Sanjay Sukla, who belongs to of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh for highlighting the issues related to sanitation.

The founder of the NGO, Bindeshwar Pathak, said, “You are aware of the huge literary and cultural contribution of Dr Dinkar. He wrote several outstanding poems and pieces of prose. One of his remarkable books is Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya, which won him the Sahitya Academy Award.”

This dictionary would carry popular words of English as well as all other Indian languages which are being used commonly in Hindi, he said.

Eminent poets, sanitation activists, politicians and other dignitaries attended the Dinkar Memorial Lecture to remember the poet.

Former Sikkim Governor and scholar Balmiki Prasad Singh called upon the youngsters to follow the path of great poets like Dinkar who tried to ignite the young minds towards nationalism.

BJPs Vice President and Lok Sabha member C P Thakur termed Dinkar as a true nationalist who served the nation and society through his powerful writings.

National Book Trust chairman, Baldeo Sharma recalled Dinkar as one of the finest scholars of India.

Dinkar was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important poets of modern Hindi literature.

He was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1959 for his work Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya and received Padma Bhushan in 1959 by the Government of India. PTI PRG SLB SMJ

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi April 24, 2017 Last Updated at 22:28 IST

Poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s contribution to Hindi literature was today remembered at a memorial here on his 43rd death anniversary.

Leading sanitation Sulabh International conferred three awards and announced the launch of a special Hindi dictionary on the occasion.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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