Swachh Rail Mission Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Ministry of Railways has appointed Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak (73), the founder of Sulabh International as a Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railway.
Indian Railways had tied up with Sulabh International to clean some important railway stations across the country as part of the mission with an aim to promote cleanliness at rail premises/
As a pilot project, Sulabh International had started cleaning and maintenance of five important railway stations Gorakhpur, Old Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Gwalior from September 2016.
About Bindheswar Pathak
- Born on April 2, 1943 in Rampur, Bihar. He is sociologist and founder of Sulabh International.
- His work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene.
- He received various national and international awards for his work with this organization.
Sulabh International: It is a social service organization which works to promote environmental sanitation, human rights, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.