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‘The Urgent Run’ to address sanitation problem in Delhi

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New Delhi: In a bid to address the public sanitation problems, ‘The Flush Mob’ is gearing up to bolster the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ through numerous programs in the capital on November 7. The body which is associated with the World Toilet Organization (WTO) endorsed by UN Waters, is aiming to increase the efficiency in maintaining sanitation in public toilets.

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The outfit, in their program, would also include workers deployed in various privately run public conveniences and apprise the rural people to be more aware about sanitation.

Among the plethora of activities, a walkathon from Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station gate no. 4 to Ramjas College, Delhi University at 7 am, a poetry workshop, pottery, dance, spilling colors through painting, creative relay and quizzing mainly for children, are slated to take place.

The group would also organize events like “Poop Hunt”, “Poop Eye”, “Poop to the Loo” and “Poop Mine” to lure people into their initiative. A musical extravaganza will also enthral the crowd at the Ramjas campus. This would be the first time such an event would take place in Delhi.

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‘The Flush Mob’, founded by documentary film-maker Saptarshi Roy, recently became a part of the popular and lively initiative Raahgiri!

Speaking on setting up “The Flush Mob”, Roy said, “Meeting Mr Jack Sim, Mr Toilet, the founder of the World Toilet Organization, I exactly knew what and how I had to start what I always wanted to do. He became my biggest inspiration. If not the whole India, me and my super energetic team of volunteers would keep doing small and big things to improve the situation in Delhi & NCR.”

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Activists of the organisation are not a group of people whom you see running with ‘Harpics’ and broomsticks, but dedicated cadres who are taking the task of promoting sanitation and health-care to the next level.

At least 13 countries have observed the UN World Toilet Day: Sanitation for All in the past. Mumbai too had hosted various programmes on the day. But this would be the first time that such an event would be celebrated in the capital city.

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With slogans, posters and screaming taglines like, “who does not want to give a shit?”, “Giving a shit is always fun!”, “Let’s run for the urgent run together”, the “Urgent Run” initiative by The Flush Mob is expected to grab a lot of eye-balls in its vision to bring in a change in issues of sanitation.

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The Urgent Run is set to take place on the November 7 at Ramjas College.

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5 Found Dead Inside a House in Mansarovar Park Delhi

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Police team conducts the investigation soon after the incident was reported. ians

New Delhi, October 7: Police found five people stabbed to death Inside a House in Mansarovar Park Delhi. The dead bodies of a an 82-year-old woman, her three daughters and a male guard were found lying inside a house here on Saturday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad told IANS that the four women belonging to the Jindal family were found dead at their house in Shahdara’s Mansarovar Park area.

The deceased have been identified as Urmila Jindal, and her daughters Sangeeta, 56, Nupur, 48, and Anjali, 38. The guard has been identified as Rakesh, 42.

The police control room received a call about the incident around 7 a.m.

A preliminary investigation showed there was “no forced entry” into the house and no valuables were stolen, a police officer said. (IANS)

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Delhi University Students Win the Enactus World Cup 2017

India wins the Enactus World Cup 2017

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India wins Enactus World Cup 2017. Twitter.

New Delhi, Sep 30: After an extremely tough competition between different students across the world in the Enactus World Cup 2017, Team India, represented by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), Delhi University emerged as the winner. The winning projects were project UDAAN and Mission RAAHAT.

Supporting the Government of India’s Digital India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mission, RAAHAT strives to effectively eliminate open defecation and provide safe sanitation in the urban slums; whereas, UDAAN aims at narrowing the digital divide between rural and urban India by setting up computer centres.

The Delhi University college team was led by the college’s faculty advisor, Anuja Mathur and student president of SSCBS Student President Aditya Sharma. The winning projects included 34 more members. The Enactus India and Enactus SSCBS were presented the Ford Better World Award of USD 50,000.

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President and Global CEO, Enactus, Rachael A. Jarosh congratulated the Indian for winning the world cup and called the projects- RAAHAT and UDAAN, inspirational success stories of Enactus students, who are sowing businesses. She said that the projects address the real world challenges efficiently and innovatively. Enactus India President Farhan Pettiwala said that the two projects created by Delhi University students contribute to the country’s betterment, as they support the Government’s civil and social agenda.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organisation, with 72,000 students from 1,700 universities in 36 countries, which held its annual global event in London from September 26 to 28. A selected group of 3,500 students, business, government leaders and academicians across the globe were present at the event. Participants for the final competition round are qualified from over 72,000 university students. Each team has about 17 minutes to present their projects of entrepreneurial action.

Enactus works to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of students, and to address fundamental, social and economic challenges by developing innovative and experiential learning opportunities for students.

-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. Megha can be reached at @ImMeghaacharya.

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PM Modi in Varanasi: Sanitation is worship, Cleanliness Is a Way to Serve the Poor

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addresses the gathering, at Shahanshahpur, Varanasi Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on September 23, 2017.

Varanasi, Sep 23 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a public gathering in Varanasi said that sanitation is worship for him, as it can rid the poor of various diseases.

The gathering was largely attended by people on the second day of his Varanasi visit. Modi visited, Shahanshahpur a village of his Lok Sabha constituency. Where he laid the foundation stone of a public toilet in the area.

“That is because sanitation is also a kind of worship for me. It will rid the poor of my country of various diseases and the economic burden due to those diseases that result from dirty surroundings,” he said while addressing people there.

He said while no one likes garbage, everyone in India shies away from the responsibility of keeping their surroundings clean.

“It is the responsibility of every citizen and every family to keep their surroundings clean so we are able to build clean villages, clean cities and a clean nation,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister urged people to take one resolution each, to improve the nation by 2022. The year will also mark the 75 years of independence.

“In the coming five years, we have to be committed towards that resolution. If 125 crore people take one resolution each and live up to it, then the nation would move 125 crore steps forward in the next five years,” he said.

(IANS)