Headline October 18, 2018/ '' 'POO THEN TO THE LOO' ''


ON THE INTERNATIONAL POVERTY DAY - The World Students Society - stops, to pay loving and caring respect to all the poor of the world. And.......

And to shine its growing and glowing light on its, one more great hero, Dee. By any measure, Dee, is a very talented girl. Just as she is fearless with a gifted spirit of generosity and giving.

It is a great honor to nominate and appoint, Dee, as the Global Head of Poverty. Dee, will spare no working and wake moments to come to grips with Global Poverty :

*The Mother Of All Unrests And Evils*.

''A blank canvas for you then, Dee. And no ordinary plan will do............. The World Students Society needs a *Splendid Plan*. So, time enough to get working and get publishing on Sam Daily Times : 'The Voice Of The Voiceless.' ''

INDIAN FARMER Kokila Damor always looked forward to visit the city hospital, but only so that she could use its toilet.

Now she is not only a proud toilet owner but a sanitation champion for other villagers in the state of  Rajasthan who have been used to defecating in the open since time immemorial.

''Having a toilet has changed my life................. I can sleep a bit more. Earlier I had to rush out at four in the morning,''  said Damor, a 34-year-old mother of three.

''I would always look for an excuse to go the hospital as I loved using a proper toilet with a door, water and lights,'' she said.

Before, during autumn it would be a struggle to find a secluded spot amidst the bare trees, while in the rainy season her hands would hurt holding an umbrella - to say nothing of the fear of being spotted.

But Bhuwalia, her village, is one of the success stories of public health drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - host of a sanitation summit in Delhi this week - on taking office in 2014.

The houses in Bhuwalia now boasts toilet with twin-pit technology that requires no sewerage, and a slopped pan design that minimises water usage in the drought-prone region.

86 Million Toilets : Diseases caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kill some 1.4 million children every year worldwide, more than measles, malaria and AIDS combined.

Under Modi's scheme, tribal households get 15,000  rupees [$205] each for building latrines, a boom for someone like Damor whose monthly family income is less than 10,000 rupees.

The Indian government says it has built more than 86 million toilets across the country of  1.25 billion people since October 2014.

It also says it has slashed the number of people forced to go the loo in the open from 550 million in 2014 to fewer than 150 million today.

The ''Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'' { Clean India Mission } is aimed at ending open defecation entirely by October 2, 2019, birthday of India's independence hero and sanitation crusader Mahatama Gandhi.

The multi-billion dollar campaign combines raising awareness, providing subsidies for making latrines, and communal naming and shaming of those still relieving themselves in the open.

Good-morning Squads : UNICEF, one of the many global organizations that has been supporting the Indian mission, has embarked on a mass awareness campaign in the remotest corners to insist ''poo must go the loo''.

''We actually showed them how the flies sitting on stool were sitting on their water and food,'' said Rushabh Hemani, who works for UNICEF in Rajasthan :

''When they learnt how the flies were spreading disease, they realised the need for covered toilets.''

There were other challenges too. There were no approach roads to many villages in Dungarpur district, which meant transporting construction material for toilets was a Herculean task.

The villagers, led by Laxmon Damor - a former soldier and and Kokila's father-in-law - then did what they knew best. They started building the road by themselves, using hoes, pickaxes and other basic tools.

''Once the road was built, we used camels to bring up sacks of cement and tiles.'' said Laxman as he stood outside the toilet, the door scribbled with a slogan promoting hygiene.

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