Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu hands over the award instituted by ISC-FICCI & India Sanitation Coalition
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, was bestowed with “Special Jury Award for Life Time Achievement” during ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards and India Sanitation Conclave by Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu, in presence of Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Co-Founder, Global Inter-faith WASH Alliance (GIWA) at FICCI Federation House in New Delhi on April 27.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Pathak expressed his gratitude to the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) and FICCI for considering him worthy of the Special Jury Award. He said,” I feel deeply indebted to the distinguished Jury led by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, one of India’s eminent scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, and all other admirable dignitaries who are closely associated with the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pathak applauded the India Sanitation Coalition for its excellent initiative and commitment to achieve a sustainable sanitation ecosystem and for organising India Sanitation Conclave. He shared a short account of his strivings and achievements in sanitation and social sectors with the enlightened gathering.
Agenda at the two-day Conclave were issues like Role of Corporate Sector in Sanitation, Sanitation: The Business Opportunity, Changing Behaviour: Role of Faith, Partnerships to address Challenges in Rural Sanitation, The Urban Challenge and Sanitation & Skills Development.
ISC (India Sanitation Coalition) brought all stakeholders in the field sanitation on one platform where they could share information, learn from others, partner and collaborate. It had NGOs, donors, corporates, foundations, trusts and government as partners, working together to create a larger impact.
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