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Personal toilets to promote hygiene and women's safety

(FROM LEFT) ATOILETUNDER CONSTRUCTION IN MOUDI,NEAR NAGPUR; ABENEFICIARYPARTICIPATING IN THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

On the occasion of World Toilet Day on November 19, we are happy to update you about our effort in one of our ongoing initiatives.

On the second day of the 13th India Today Conclave in March, motivated by a donation of Rs 12 lakh from superstar Salman Khan, socially conscious participants pledged their support to construct toilets for needy households to promote health, hygiene and women's safety. Participants voiced their strong support for the cause espoused by Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization (WTO), also famously known as "Mr Toilet". Sim, who was present at the conclave, also committed his support to the endeavour.

Care Today Fund, the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the India Today Group, started the

'Clean Toilet Fund' and created a dedicated account to deposit the donation. With WTO as its knowledge partner, Care Today is partnering with Nageshwara Charitable Trust, Nagpur, Gram Vikas, Bhubaneswar, and Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, Gurgaon, to construct 700 toilets. WTO is helping with the design of the toilets and is monitoring the progress of the programme.

The Care Today Fund has received Rs 74.9 lakh as donations and has also mobilised resources internally. C. Balaji Singh, executive director, Care Today, recently visited Nagpur to monitor the ongoing work. Women beneficiaries told him that personal toilets will be of great relief for them as well as the elderly.

The need for toilets is huge in India. Care Today Fund acknowledges

the contribution of donors for this noble cause and invites participation of interested individuals and companies.

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