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Sanitation Experts Advocate More Awareness Towards Use Of Toilets In Rural India
New Delhi, Nov 19 (TNA) Sanitation experts and sociologists on Thursday advocated more awareness towards the use of toilets in rural areas of India. They lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for attaining grand success of “Swacchta Abhiyan.”
The scholars and sanitation experts interacted through a webinar on “Sustainable Climate and Sanitation" organised by sanitation pioneer Sulabh International to mark the World Toilet day.
Inaugurating the webinar, founder of Sulabh International Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak said that World Toilet Day is a day to create awareness among people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation.
Lauding the flagship programme launch by Modi, the Sulabh founder claimed that it has made immense impact on the common people. He said that Modi has fulfilled the dream of Mahatma Gandhi. Participating in webinar, sociologists stressed the need for change in mindset and human behaviour towards use of toilets.
Prof. Richard Pais, Prof. and HOD, Dept. of Sociology, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University, Karnataka,
presented his speech on the topic “Academic Thrust by Sulabh on Sanitation”. Well-known expert of sociology, Prof Neel Ratan introduced the theme that focused on the role of social studies in the field of Sanitation.
On the occasion Dr. Anil S Vaghela, Dept. Head-Sociology, M. K. Bhavnagar University, Gujarat presented his address on “Prime Minister Modi and Sanitation”. Prof. Binod Kr. Choudhary, Ex-HOD – Dept. of Sociology, Ex-Dean (Social Science), Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga spoke on the topic “Road to Freedom for Scavengers”
Other participants included Dr. Nimish Shah, CEO, Toilet Board Coalition, India Deepak Dwivedi, Chairman, Chief Editor Dainik Bhaskar and Ramesh Aggarwal, Past District Governor, Delhi-NCR; Director, WASH Rotary Action Group and Chair, Rotary India WASH in Schools.