स्वास्थ्य के क्षेत्र में स्वच्छता महत्वपूर्ण विषय है। यह पूरे विश्व की समस्या है। शौचालय की समस्या से दुनिया के कई देश संघर्ष कर हैं। भारत पहली बार विश्व शौचालय सम्मेलन का आयोजन करने जा रहा है।
इस सम्मेलन के विषय में अधिक जानकारी के लिए आप इस आलेख को पढ़ सकते हैं। यह आलेख मूल रूप में अंग्रेजी में है, इसे मूल रूप में यहां पेश किया जा रहा है......India to host World toilet summit
NEWDELHI:For the first time in the history, India will host the World Toilet Summit, the biggest international event in the field of sanitation. With the theme, “Toilet for all” the event will attract hundreds of experts from three dozen countries to exchange their views towards the progressive development and standardization of public toilet services. This was announced by Dr.Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, the organization which is jointly organizing this event with World Toilet Organisation, Singapore in New Delhi between October 31 and November 3, 2207. Stimulating platform for networking, sharing of ideas, and sourcing solutions and innovations for the improvement of toilets and hygiene standards, the main aim of this world summit is to develop strategies to widen the sanitation coverage.
According to Dr. Pathak, the summit will be an excellent meeting opportunity for the exchange of information, ideas and know-how with international experts on toilet-related topics. Large number of delegates representing different countries, UN agencies, N.G.Os, local bodies, town planners and policy makers are likely to take part to discuss the issue of sanitation and sustainable development during the summit.
The World Toilet Organization has chosen Sulabh to organize such even due to its contribution in the field of sanitation movement and indigenous low cost toilet system.
Its founder Dr. Pathak, a Padma bhushan recipient, is known for his low cost toilets technology which he had designed over three decades ago and which is now becoming a byword for sanitation in developing countries all over the world. The Indian government recently honoured him with Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar which is given to the pioneers who come out with ideas and projects that can reduce pollution and are environment friendly.
It may be mentioned here that the UNDP, in its latest Human Development Report, had appreciated Sulabh founder's initiatives in bringing about a change.''Sulabh has emerged as one of the world's largest non-governmental providers of sanitation facilities,'' the report said.
President APJ Abdul Kalam, in his latest book, Mission India, has also mentioned the contribution of Dr Pathak in the field of sanitation and liberation of scavengers.
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