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World Toilet Day 2017: PM Modi praises the efforts of citizens to promote Swachh Bharat Mission

World Toilet Day 2017: PM Modi praises the efforts of citizens to promote Swachh Bharat Mission
Written by Shilpi Gupta

On November 19, 2013, the general assembly of United Nations officially declared November 19 as World Toilet Day. The Sustainable Goals, set up by U.N in 2015 include a target to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. This will help in eradicating sanitation health issue of the population living in extreme poverty. On Sunday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi reassured the center’s commitment to improving sanitation in the country on account of Word Toilet Day. In a short video clip, Mr. Modi reiterated the importance of ending Iron age concept of Outside defection in the country, adding that it is the “The best gift that can be given to women.”

In the same video clip, Prime Minister emphasizes the expanse of toilets being built in the country under the Swach Bharat Abhiyan. And he also praised the efforts of those driving the momentum of this flagship. Mr. Modi wrote on Twitter, “I compliment all those individuals and organisations working towards building more toilets in various parts of India. Their invaluable contribution adds solid momentum to Swachh Bharat Mission.”

Meetings and workshops are conducted all over the globe to spread awareness to fight against the global sanitation crises. Around 4.5 billion people across the globe live without Safely managed sanitation and Majority of this population lives in the Developing countries. World Toilet Day is a call to reach everyone in the world so that their human right to sanitization can be realized.
Akshay Kumar also tweets and ask to watch his movie” Toilet – Ek Prem Katha” on this World Toilet Day for inspiration. His movie is a true story about a man whose wife left him because he was missing a piece of plumbing, and his fight to build a sanitation system for his village.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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