17 Facts About Bindeshwar Pathak

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Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International, an India-based social service organisation which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.

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Bindeshwar Pathak is the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways.

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Bindeshwar Pathak's work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene.

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Bindeshwar Pathak received various national and international awards for his work with this organisation.

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Bindeshwar Pathak was presented with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017.

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Bindeshwar Pathak was conferred with Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award in 1991.

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Bindeshwar Pathak graduated in Sociology in 1964 from the Banaras Hindu University.

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Bindeshwar Pathak earned his master's degree in 1980 and his PhD in 1985, from the University of Patna.

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Bindeshwar Pathak first came to understand the plight of scavengers in 1968 when he joined the Bhangi-Mukti Cell of the Bihar Gandhi Centenary Celebrations Committee.

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Bindeshwar Pathak was an MP of Bhagalpur in Indian National Congress.

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Bindeshwar Pathak established the Sulabh International Social Service Organization in 1970, combining technical innovation with humanitarian principles.

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Bindeshwar Pathak has made innovative use of biogas creation by linking Sulabh toilets to fermentation plants, he had designed over three decades ago and which are now becoming a byword for sanitation in developing countries all over the world.

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Bindeshwar Pathak is a Padma Bhushan recipient from the Government of India.

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14.

Bindheshwar Bindeshwar Pathak received the Energy Globe Award, and the Dubai International Award for Best Practices.

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In January 2011, Bindeshwar Pathak was invited to deliver a lecture at The Cambridge Union, a debating society of the University of Cambridge in England.

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The lecture was well received by the students where Dr Bindeshwar Pathak urged the students to join voluntary work in the field of sanitation.

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Bindeshwar Pathak was named Indian Affairs Social Reformer Of The Year, 2017, at the 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave.

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