Attending nature’s call
You must have been to best of hotels, villas and enjoyed well-managed parties but all of a sudden, you want to visit a loo. In addition, suppose you do not find one, all your euphoria vanishes in a second. Those of who visit Asian countries are very confused by irony of life! Perhaps all countries can boast of well-maintained monuments and public places but except few most of them lack well maintained public toilets. Media reports inform that many heinous crimes such as sex crimes take place in rural parts of South Asia when victims are compelled to go out to relieve themselves. This is not a laughing matter because these young girls and women became and become victims to such heinous crimes because they do not have easy access to simple public utility like a public toilet.
However, Dr.Bindheswar Pathak, a social worker felt the depth of this grave situation and set up an n.g.o. Sulabh International that constructs toilets in public areas and in far away places. He understands why every one- from deprived classes like squatters to affluent tourists needs a proper washroom.
Sulabh international has a website that informs about various activities run by this renowned by n.g.o. This web site also informs how children of sanitary workers are being trained in various vocational skills. Sulabh international also has a rare toilet museum of its kind where one can look at toilets belonging to past era.
Sulabh international is widely recognised in Asia and it has been awarded with many international prizes.
This website is recommended to all who take an active interest in public hygiene and social issues. For those who take public hygiene lightly or are arrogant enough to ignore it, must understand that even in some of the most prosperous cities there is many poorly paid sanitary workers who clean streets and public toilets and suffer our apathy
For learning more contact-
Sulabh Bhawan, mahavir enclave,
Palam Dabri Road, New delhi, 110045
(Ashish Dimri, a Freelancing journalist did this review)