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| Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
(Founder of Sulabh International)
Bindeshwar Pathak broke the norms of a Brahmin family by liberating human scaven-gers. He is a visionary from ^ rural Bihar who !P decided to take the nation by vowing to liberate low caste “untouchables” from the menial task of carrying human excreta as headload to earn livelihood. His sole companion was his own urge to the nation—“save them from squalid conditions and in doing so, you will be saving the nation.” It was not a mere emotional outburst. He knew slogans alone will not help, hence within 2 years, he launched a movement called Sulabh International.
After three decades, Dr. Pathak’s dream project “Sulabh” is considered to be the largest social service outfit. More than 35000 volunteers are on the rolls who work to promote human rights, sanitation, health and hygiene, and waste management. In June 1996 Sulabh’s cost effective sanitation system was recognised as a global “Urban Best Practice” by the UN Centre for Human Settlements. Action plan on human waste disposal and social reforms has rehabilitated 40,000 untouchables and generated employment for 10,000,000 scavengers. A 2003 Padma Bhushan recipient, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak gave shape to Sulabh International.
Today, Dr. Pathak’s efforts in bringing scavengers to the mainstream has taken the shape.
Sulabh has won Dubai’s International award for best practices to improve the living environment.
Dr. Pathak has suggested that Railways could adopt the pit system toilets from which electricity and bacteria free water can be availed. It will make environment at railway stations much better and pollution free.
Bindeshwar Pathak also recieved the Energy Globe Award, the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Environment, the Dubai International Award for Best Practices and many more. In June 2013, he also received the Legend of Planet Award from the French Senate in Paris, ahead of World Environment Day.