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Sulabh International founder at a marriage ceremony of a widow in Vrindavan

Vrindavan: The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows. Bride Vinita Devi was a widow from Uttarakhand who lost her husband in the 2013 Kedarnath flash floods, and bridegroom Rakesh is from the temple town of Vrindavan.

Vinita Devi (23) is a mother of two and was trapped at her in-laws house in Devlidhani village in Rudraprayag district for two months after the natural disaster. She later left for her native village Kamodi in the same district to take care of her ailing mother but could not make the ends meet.

“Her marriage before the community is not just an act of courage but a learning that women’s life does not end if she is left alone due to some reason,” Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, told IANS.

Over 500 widows from different ashrams in Vrindavan attended the marriage as part of Diwali celebrations. Sulabh has taken the initiative for the welfare of widows after the Supreme Court’s intervention a few years ago.

Every widow is given Rs 2,000 per month by the NGO which takes care of their health and other needs and takes measures. The NGO has provided the government-run shelters in Vrindavan five well-equipped ambulances for providing timely and adequate medical assistance to those living there.

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Vrindavan, Oct 16 (UNI) In a marked departure from century-old tradition, a young widow’s marriage was arranged in presence of around 500 widows in historic Gopinath temple on Monday evening to celebrate Diwali.

Sulabh International which works for the welfare of widows in the country had organised the marriage.

The widow, Vinita Devi (23) lost her husband in the 2013 Kedarnath landslides and as a mother of two, she remained confined to her in-laws house in Devlidhanigram in Rudraprayag district for two months.

She later left for her native village Kamodi in the same district to take care of her ailing mother. But, she soon started facing the grim realities of life as a widow, with no money to feed herself. Later, she re-married through court, but did not got social acceptance.

“Her marriage before the community is not just an act of courage but a learning that women’s life does not end if she is left alone due to some reason,” said Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International.

Over 500 widows from different ashrams in Vrindavan attended the marriage as part of Diwali celebrations.

Sulabh NGO, known for promoting the concept of low-cost sanitation, is also taking keen initiative in the welfare of widows after the Supreme Court’s intervention few years ago.

Every widow is given Rs 2,000 per month by the NGO which takes care of their health and other needs and takes measures.

The NGO has provided the government-run shelters in Vrindavan, five well-equipped ambulances along with medical equipment for providing timely and adequate medical attention for their treatment.

NGO Sulabh also organises religious and cultural festivals for widows and takes them out to participate in Durga Puja festival in West Bengal, or a trip to tourist spots in Delhi, besides regularly organising Diwali and Holi festivals for them.

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सुलभ इण्टरनेशनल ने वृन्दावन के प्राचीन ठा. गोपीनाथ मंदिर में आज केदारनाथ त्रासदी पीड़ित विनीता का एक बार फिर विधिवत विवाह कराया

Reported by: Bhasha [Updated:16 Oct 2017

केदारनाथ त्रासदी पीड़ित विधवा का कराया पुनर्विवाह

मथुरा: सुलभ इण्टरनेशनल ने वृन्दावन के प्राचीन ठा. गोपीनाथ मंदिर में आज केदारनाथ त्रासदी पीड़ित विनीता का एक बार फिर विधिवत विवाह कराया। इस मौके पर उसे बधाई देने के लिए वृन्दावन, वाराणसी व उत्तराखण्ड की कुल 500 विधवा महिलाएं उसके विवाह की हर रस्म पूरी करने के लिए उपस्थित थीं, जबकि दूल्हा-दुल्हन के परिजन उनके बच्चों का मिलन इस प्रकार होते देख बेहद अभिभूत नजर आ रहे थे।

संस्था के मीडिया सलाहकार मदन झा के अनुसार, दरअसल, यह सब तब संभव हुआ, जब सुलभ के संस्थापक डा. बिन्देर पाठक को विनीता के गांव में विधवा हुईं 60 विधवा महिलाओं की आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक सहायता कार्यक्रम के दौरान ज्ञात हुआ कि एक विधवा युवती विनीता (24) को एक युवक राकेश ने अपनाने के लिए उसके साथ कोर्ट मैरिज कर ली।

उन्होंने बताया, इसके बाद दोनों के परिवारों ने भी अपना लिया। यह वर्ष 2014 की बात है। उन दोनों के एक बेटा व एक बेटी भी है, लेकिन उनका समाज पुरानी मान्यताओं के आधार पर इस सत्य को अभी भी स्वीकार नहीं कर पा रहा था। तब डा. पाठक ने उक्त युवती विनीता एवं युवक राकेश को सामाजिक आधार दिलाने के लिए यह निर्णय किया।

झा ने बताया, इस स्थिति में दीवाली के अवसर पर वृन्दावन में पिछले छह वर्ष से आयोजित होते आ रहे दीपावली उत्सव कार्यक्रम के साथ ही विवाह कार्यक्रम तय किया और आज दोनों परिवारों एवं बच्चों की उपस्थिति के बीच विनीता-राकेश का एक बार फिर विवाह संपन्न हुआ। उन्होंने बताया, कार चालक राकेश को आर्थिक रूप से भी समर्थ बनाने के लिए सुलभ ने उसे एक कार व नकद दो लाख रुपए की सहायता प्रदान की है। उम्मीद है कि चार से पांच हजार रुपए कमाने वाला राकेश अब अपनी कार से 15 हजार रुपए तक कमा लेगा।

डा. पाठक ने भी उम्मीद जताई है कि उनकी इस छोटी से पहल से न केवल एक जोड़े की जिंदगी की गाड़ी पटरी पर आ जाएगी, वरन उत्तराखण्ड त्रासदी अथवा अन्य अनेक दुर्घटनाओं में छिन्न-भिन्न हो चुके परिवारों को पुन: जोड़ने में समाज भी अपनी सार्थक भूमिका निभाने के लिए आगे अवश्य आएगा।

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 राष्ट्रपति ने सुलभ के संस्थापक बिंदेश्वर पाठक को पुरस्कार दिया 

नई दिल्ली : राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ने हाथ से मैला ढोने की प्रथा से छुटकारा दिलाने में उल्लेखनीय योगदान के लिए आज प्रख्यात समाज सुधारक एवं सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के संस्थापक बिंदेश्वर पाठक को एक अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया।

राष्ट्रपति ने इस साल का लाल बहादुर शास्त्री नेशनल अवार्ड फॉर एक्सिलेन्स इन पब्लिक एडमिनिस्ट्रेशन, एकेडमिक्स एंड मैनेजमेंट अवार्ड आज राष्ट्रपति भवन में पाठक को प्रदान किया।

कोविंद ने कहा कि इस अवसर ने पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री की यादों को फिर से ताजा कर दिया है। वह ऐसे नेता थे जो सादा जीवन में विश्वास रखते थे और उन्होंने जय जवान जय किसान का नारा दिया था। पाठक को इस अवार्ड के लिए उपयुक्त बताते हुए कोविंद ने कहा कि 74 वर्षीय समाजशास्त्री पाठक ने हाथ से मैला ढोने की प्रथा से छुटकारा दिलाने में उल्लेखनीय योगदान दिया है।

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President of Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics & Management-2017

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 10, 2017).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the occasion revived memories of our former Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was an exceptional leader who believed in simple living and gave the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. He said that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was the most deserving person for an award named after Shri Shastri as he has contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging. The Mayor of New York had declared April 14, 2016 as the Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak International Day keeping in mind this contribution made by Dr. Pathak. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 1991.

The President said that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has contributed to making revolutionary changes in society and has put into practice the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Lal Bahadur Shastri He also complimented the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management for honouring people who have made such valuable contributions.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, set up in Delhi in 1995, has instituted the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management. Each year, the award honours an Indian who is an exceptionally outstanding and distinguished business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder for his/her sustained individual contributions and achievements.

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International and has developed and implemented, on a pan scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.

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By PTI  |   Published: 10th October 2017

New Delhi, Oct 10 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind today presented an award to noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak for his “immense” contribution towards getting rid of manual scavenging.

The President presented this year’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management to Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, Kovind said the occasion revived memories of former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.

“He was an exceptional leader who believed in simple living and gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’,” he said.

Terming Pathak as the most “deserving person” for the award named after Shastri, the President said the 74-year-old sociologist had “contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging”.

Kovind said Pathak had contributed to making revolutionary changes in society and has put into practice the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Ambedkar and Shastri.

Pathak, after whom Mayor of New York had declared April 14, 2016 as the ‘Dr Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’, was conferred with the Padma Bhushan in 1991.

He complimented the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management for honouring people who have made valuable contributions.

The annual award honours an exceptionally outstanding Indian, who is a distinguished business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder, for their sustained individual contributions and achievements.

Pathak has developed and implemented, on a pan India scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.

He is the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways and his work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene. PTI SKL MRJ MRJ .

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NEW DELHI, OCT 10 (UNI):- President, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in public administration, academics and management – 2017 to Sulabh chief Bindeshwar Pathak at Auditorium RBCC on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-JA7U

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NEW DELHI, OCT 10 (UNI):- President, Ram Nath Kovind,during presention the 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in public administration, academics and management – 2017 at Auditorium RBCC on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-JA9U

 

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October 10, 2017

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in public administration, academics & management – 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on October 10, 2017.

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 10, 2017).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the occasion revived memories of our former Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was an exceptional leader who believed in simple living and gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. He said that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was the most deserving person for an award named after Shri Shastri as he has contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging. The Mayor of New York had declared April 14, 2016 as the ‘Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ keeping in mind this contribution made by Dr. Pathak. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 1991.

The President said that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has contributed to making revolutionary changes in society and has put into practice the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Lal Bahadur Shastri He also complimented the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management for honouring people who have made such valuable contributions.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, set up in Delhi in 1995, has instituted the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management. Each year, the award honours an Indian who is an exceptionally outstanding and distinguished business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder for his/her sustained individual contributions and achievements.

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International and has developed and implemented, on a pan India scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.

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ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 23:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 10, (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr Bindeshwar Pathak.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the occasion revived memories of our former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

He said that Dr Bindeshwar Pathak was the most deserving person for an award named after Shastri, as he has “contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging.”

The President said that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has contributed to making revolutionary changes in society and has put into practice the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International and has developed and implemented, on a pan India scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.

He also complimented the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management for honouring people who have made such valuable contributions.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, set up in Delhi in 1995, has instituted the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management. (ANI)

Source: https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/pres-kovind-presents-lal-bahadur-shastri-national-award-to-bindeshwar-pathak201710102310480004/