fbpx
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sulabh founder receives Japan's Nikkei Asia Prize

Bindeshwar Pathak has been honoured for his contributions towards culture and community.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSocial worker Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind low-cost toilet revolution ‘Sulabh Sauchalya’, was on Wednesday honoured with Japans prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize for his contribution towards culture and community.
Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, received the award for the invention of two-pit pour-flush ecological compost toilets that help provide low-cost environment friendly toilets to millions in the developing world.

Sulabh Nikkei.Indian Link
Source: Nikkei Asian Review

While accepting the award, Pathak dedicated it to the downtrodden sections in the society.
“This award will be another milestone in my commitment to the service of the society in Asia in particular and world in general,” Pathak said in a statement.
The award was presented by Naotoshi Okada, President of Nikkei Inc, to Sulabh International founder, here on Wednesday.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys’ co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy are among few Indians who have won this coveted prize in the past.
While conferring the award, the Chairman of the Award Committee Fujio Mitarai said Pathak was being bestowed the honour for “tackling two of his country’s biggest challenges – poor hygiene and discrimination”.
Sulabh Nikkei.Indian Link
Bindeshwar Pathak (right)

The other two winners of the award are Ma Jun (Economic and Business Innovation), a Chinese environmentalist, for using the power of the Internet to promote cleaner industry, and Nguyen Thanh Liem (Science and Technology), a Vietnamese doctor, for bringing cutting-edge medicine to children.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also met the awardees.
The Nikkei Asia Prizes were created in 1996 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Nikkei Inc’s main Japanese-language newspaper.
IANS

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

0
Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Latest News

former liberal staffer dhanya mani (1)

Dhanya Mani on speaking out: “It felt like a moral imperative”

0
  Trigger warning – sexual harassment The disparity between women and men in every workplace across Australia is well understood, but less understood is the disparity...

Rowing champ Gauri Kotera

0
  With a streak of wins behind her, 14-year-old Gauri Kotera is now among the top five rowers under 16, in the state of NSW. The...

Raising guide dogs – at home

0
  As the clock struck midnight this past New Year’s Eve, the Bhandari family in Sydney celebrated in a rather unique way: taking care of...
driving school instructor, sexual harassment

“Hard kisser or soft kisser?”, my driving instructor asked me

0
  Trigger warning - sexual harassment I needed to pass my driver's test because my learner's license expires in April. As someone who is employed full...

Review: The Big Day (Netflix)

0
  Reality shows about weddings are nothing new if you consider the success of productions like Say Yes to the Dress, Say I Do, and...