Pathak honoured on eve of Independance day

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New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain has honoured Dr Bindeshwar Pathak for his valuable contribution in the uplift of the 36 scavanger women and bringing in a change in the 400-year-old practice of untouchability in the country.

Felicitating Dr Pathak for his great humanitarian work, Justice Jain said the crusade to remove untouchability had begun and would go a long way to bring the scavengers into the mainstream of society.

Sulabh International is an Indian-based social service organisation which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education. The organisation counts 50,000 volunteers and was founded by Dr Pathak in 1970.

In a function organised by the Indian Council for Human Relations at the India International Center here, Justice Jain, who introduced the concept of Justice at doorstep by way of mobile courts, said, ''India can become a developed country only when there is overall developement of all Human beings with equal oppurtunities to all.'' UNI SNG GT RL NS1644

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