Low-cost sanitation organisation Sulabh International on Wednesday awarded Rs.2 lakh each to three brides who revolted against the absence of toilets at their in-laws’ residence.
Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak gave away the awards to Priyanka Bharti, Priyanka and Kumari Jyoti at a function organised at Vishnupur village, 30 km from the district headquarters.
Modern toilets constructed
Sulabh has constructed modern toilets for them.
Dr. Pathak announced a “Sulabh Towards Villages” campaign for total sanitation in rural India.
Earlier, Sulabh rewarded a runway bride in Madhya Pradesh who protested against the lack of toilet at her marital home.
“These awards will act as an inspiration for others to follow,” Dr. Pathak said.
The social reformer and activist said lack of proper sanitation facilities in most parts of rural areas was a grave problem, particularly for women.
Sulabh International has built toilets for 11 million people in the country so far, he added. — PTI