IAEF to build 100 toilets in remote Indian village


Part of the Clean India Mission, team members hope to raise funds through charity dinner on 12 February

The best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary in 2019 would be a clean India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago on 2 October (Gandhi’s birth anniversary), when he officially launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the ‘Clean India’ mission.

Swachh Bharat is not limited to clearing streets that are littered with garbage or cleaning rivers that are polluted. It also involves raising awareness about sanitation and its link to public health. One of the main objectives of the Clean India Mission is the elimination of open defecation by constructing toilets for households, communities and the general public.

The India Australia Exchange Forum (IAEF) is committed to the Clean India Mission through toilet building program. To support and contribute towards a ‘Clean India’, the IAEF team has pledged to build 100 toilets in remote villages in India over the next three years. To raise funds for this toilet building program in Melbourne, the IAEF team will be organizing a charity dinner on 12 February in the restaurant Spirit of India in Preston, from 6:30 pm onwards.

“A group of young professionals, who represent IAEF, will be involved in raising funds for the construction of these toilets. This enthusiastic and highly motivated group will be supported by Swachh Bharat ambassadors, who have made a difference in society by working in different capacities,” says Shivesh Pandey, one of the members of the team.

The ambassadors come from different professional backgrounds such as, acting, modelling, fashion, accounting, finance, media etc, and will all join hands for this noble cause.

Melburnians are invited to be a part of this fundraiser event and are encouraged to contribute for this cause by purchasing a ticket and/or by making donations.

The tickets for the event are available on www.ticketbeans.com.

All proceeds from this charity dinner go to the construction of toilet complex in Jaunti village near Delhi. Through this small effort, the IAEF hopes to make a huge difference in the lives of many villagers.

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