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Sulabh to felicitate woman who fought for toilet at home

Bhopal: Sulabh International, known for its work in the field of sanitation, today announced an award of Rs two lakh for a Dalit woman from Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district who walked out of her matrimonial
PTI January 12, 2014 16:23 IST
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Bhopal: Sulabh International, known for its work in the field of sanitation, today announced an award of Rs two lakh for a Dalit woman from Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district who walked out of her matrimonial home because it did not have a toilet.

Savita returned to her husband's house in Mundlana village few days ago, after staying with her parents for about two years, as her husband Dev Karan Malviya fulfilled her demand and got a toilet constructed in his house.

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh movement, today announced that his NGO would felicitate Savita by presenting her a cheque of Rs two lakh at a function in the village soon.

Sulabh will also request her to work as ‘sanitation motivator' to promote the message of sanitation in the area, the NGO said.

After walking out of husband's house with her two children, Savita moved the court seeking maintenance from him.  

During mediation by the court, the husband agreed to build her a toilet, which led to reconciliation between the two.

After learning about the case, Sulabh too constructed a toilet for her.

Earlier, the NGO had felicitated Anita Narre of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh for insisting that her matrimonial house have a toilet.