Anita Bai Narre from Jeetudhana

Anita Bai Narre, a newly-married tribal woman from Jeetudhana village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, who has been causing waves of excitement ever since she refused to live with her husband because there was no toilet in his house, was honoured in a deafening crescendo of applause with the Sulabh Sanitation Award, which carried a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh and a gold medal, presented to her by no less a person than Hon’ble Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation at the Mavalankar Hall in New Delhi on March 19, 2012.