Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is an icon of sanitation and social reform who has made a difference in the lives of millions of people.
IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Renowned social reformer, thinker, sociologist and well-known author Sulabh International Founder Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindheshwar Pathak would deliver a special talk at India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’ to be held on 6 Feb 2015 at Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD 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. Dr. Bindheshwar Pathak work is considered one of the pioneer in social reform especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene. Summit is being organized with the support of Hindustan Unilever Limited, a global FMCG company.
Sulabh international has built 13 lakh toilets in houses and constructed over 8,000 public toilets at important places across the country, which are being used by more than 15 million people everyday. About 200 of the toilets are linked to biogas plants. Sulabh has converted 1.3 million bucket toilets into flush toilets and lakhs of scavengers have been freed from manual cleaning of human faeces.
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.
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a great humanist and social reformer of contemporary India. He is an icon of sanitation and social reform who has made a difference in the lives of millions of people. To the weaker sections of society especially, his is the compassionate face of a paternal redeemer. He has the vision of a philosopher and the undying zeal of a missionary.
Dr. Pathak will be remembered in history for his innovative strides in the field of sanitation as well as social reform. With his efforts erstwhile untouchables have been allowed by the society to intermingle with them and to live on par, dining with them and being allowed to offer prayers in the temples. He has created a new culture which embraces the poor and extols the dignity of labour.
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a Padma Bhushan recipient from the Government of India. In 2003, his name was added to the Global 500 Roll of Honour. Bindheshwar Pathak also received the Energy Globe Award, the Dubai International Award for Best Practices, and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Environment. Stockholm Water Prize was awarded to him in year 2009. In June, 2013, he also received the Legend of Planet award from the French senate in Paris, ahead of World Environment Day. Antarrashtriya Bhojpuri Samman was awarded to him in the 4th world Bhojpuri Sammelan in Port Louis. (en.wikipedia.org)
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.
Summit is being organized with the support of Hindustan Unilever Limited, a global FMCG company.
“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 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.