IndiaCSR News Network
CHENNAI: To celebrate World Toilet Day, the RSDC, Toilet Aid and Gramalaya hosted a National level event called INDIA TOILET SUMMIT on 19th November from 9am to 6pm at Hyatt Regency in Chennai.
The summit has brought together policy makers, researchers, Not-for-profits and corporate under a single forum to discuss, deliberate, exchange knowledge, share expertise & resources to realize the vision an open defecation free India.
The event witnessed active participation of more than 150 representatives from Government, Corporate, NGO’s & academia committed to take forward this initiative through a continuous engagement process.
The speakers of the event includes Tmt Santha Sheela Nair IAS (Retd), Vice Chairperson, State Planning Commission, Tamilnadu; Mr. Vinod Mishra, National Co-ordinator, WSSCC India; Mr. Rajendra Ratnoo IAS, Director of Town Panchayat, Tamilnadu and Mr.Rajasimha, Technical Advisor, Commissioner of Bangalore City.
India Toilet Summit, CEO, Mohamad Farukh said “We have organised this summit to bring various sanitation stakeholders under one roof to connect and collaborate on innovative inventions, projects and products in the sanitation sector.”
RSDC, Chairman, Mr. Vai Kumar said, “Through the summit we have created a comprehensive platform to discuss various issues connected with Toilet and Sanitation conditions in India. “
Gramalaya, Chairman, Mr. Damodaran said, “The Summit has highlighted the problems allied with lack of toilets and helped us to find solutions to achieve open defecation free India.”