IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Renowned author, thinker and Wockhardt Foundation CEO Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala would be a speaker at India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’, to be held on 6 Feb 2015 at Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber House, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. Aligned to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (Clean India Initiative) Summit is being organized by IndiaCSR Group with the support of various likeminded organizations. Summit website: www.indiasanitationsummit.indiacsr.in
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala (Dr. Huz) is part of the promoter family of the Wockhardt Group, a leading healthcare group. A MBA from Yale University, Dr. Huz as he is fondly called is Trustee and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wockhardt Foundation, a social development arm of Wockhardt Group .
In 2008, Dr. Huz resolved to undertake his full efforts towards the service of the underprivileged. Wockhardt Foundation was formed. Today, Wockhardt Foundation runs several programmes in health, sanitation, education and water across the breadth of the country.
Contribution towards Bio-Toilet and Sanitation
Dr. Khorakiwala has headed the Bio Toilet programme of Wockhardt Foundation. Under his leadership, around 200 bio toilets have been installed, the aim of which is to ensure pure waste discharge from a toilet, thus playing a critical role in preventable healthcare. Dr. Huz has won numerous awards and is associated with several social causes.
The India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’ is aligned to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (Clean India Initiative) of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. IndiaCSR is an active participant of this noble mission to support and create national level forum to discuss various issues related to the toilet and sanitation, health, education, women empowerment and behavioral change for wider social good.
“We believe that the summit would highlight the problems allied with lack of sanitation facilities and toilets and would also make resolutions to achieve Nation Sanitation Goals by 2019 as a tribute to the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Indian Government has envisioned a great mission to develop separate toilets for boys and girls in every school in the country, by 15th of August 2015.”, Rusen Kumar, Director, IndiaCSR Group said.
“The India Sanitation Summit will involve some of the most reputed and competent Indian and International speakers from government and private sectors, research agencies, innovators, social scientists and thought leaders dealing in sanitation and toiletries industries in the country. There will be 30 speakers and more than 200 participants projected in this exclusive summit.”, Rusen Kumar added.
The Summit would provide a forum to initiate a dialogue and enlighten the delegates on various issues related to sanitation, toilet movement, woman empowerment, women dignity and girl child education etc.
The summit provides excellent networking opportunities with leading professionals from Govt. Corporate Social Responsibility professionals, NGOs leaders, corporate professionals and other experts.
You will also have the opportunity to turn your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts, leaders and distinguished attendees.
A number of research agencies, social scientists and thought leaders dealing in sanitation and toilet issues from the country will be participating in the summit. More than 20 speakers and 200 participants are expected to gather in this one day summit. India Sanitation Summit invites your active participation and solicits inputs from you in terms of ideas, thoughts, innovations and strategies to help make our country a better place to live in.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (2014-2019) Rs. 2 lakh will be spent for construction of about 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country in five years. Technology will be promoted and used on a large scale to convert waste into wealth in rural India in the forms of bio-fertilizer and different forms of energy.
The Govt will soon launch an intensive information, education and communication (IEC) campaign at an estimated cost of Rs 1,800 crore to generate awareness about the need for cleanliness and to bring about much-needed behavioural changes for achieving the goal of ‘Swachh Bharat’. Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 October this year on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.