Tribal woman to be awarded with sanitation prize
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 17:02
  
Bhopal: Anita Narre from tribal-dominated Baitul district of Madhya Pradesh, who became a role model for sanitation movement, will be tomorrow awarded with a special prize at a function in New Delhi.

Anita, 23, who almost risked her marriage over the absence of an indoor lavatory, will be honored with the "Sulabh Sanitation Award" by Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Jairam Ramesh.

The cash prize of Rs five lakh was announced by Sulabh International chairman Bindeshwar Pathak after Anita took a "bold" step in insisting for an indoor toilet at her in-law's village where open air defecation is a norm like most of rural India.

Her insistence on having a toilet at her in-law's place not only compelled her husband to take up the issue with the Panchayat at his native in Jheetudhana in Betul district but also made Sulabh International adopt Anita's village for its "Total Cleanliness Drive".

Anita, who married Shivram Narre on May 13, 2011, returned to her parent's house at Chincholi after discovering that her in-law's place lack the indoor facility.

She returned only after the toilet was constructed.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 17:02


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