Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Help Finding Toilet For Babli

As a nation we are making progress with the advancement in technology, enriching economy, living standards and education. We are touching skies in this competitive era and accumulating all possible luxuries to live life at its fullest unaware of a serious issue to look upon and work over it. Toilet and sanitation are something we consider for granted because we haven't been deprived of it. It's sad to say that over 597 million people are still facing the problem of Open Defecation

The continuous practice of open defecation and lack of sanitation are proving to be the major reasons behind the rapid spread of fatal infectious diseases among the children and elders like cholera, jaundice, typhoid, hepatitis, etc. with such serious attacks leading to death of many people. Open defecation is a threat to girls and women for they have to wait until it becomes dark. Many a times while they're out at night for defecation they become a victim of molestation, being raped which suffers them psychologically and physically. Thus, deteriorating their dignity and individual progress. 

Women who give door to door service drink less water to avoid frequent urination which causes loss of water in their bodies. Holding on urine for a longer duration affects their digestion and damages their liver. Lack of toilets and lack of hygiene amenities are the reason for their feeble health and a rise in ailments. Defecation is a natural and an important process in our body. We can not stop it. An infant when takes birth she defecates at first and then a proper sanitation is provided to her for a healthy and infection free environment to grow.

 So, all I mean to say that we can not avoid it any further. It's a part of our daily activity and how can we imagine a nation developing with its people suffering with basic needs of hygiene amenities? 
Though the government has undertaken this issue lately but being an aware and sincere citizens we can not take our attention off it. We need and we must join these initiatives that are in the support of Need Of Toilets so that people in rural areas too can live a healthy and better life which they deserve.

Babli, a sweet and ever enchanting girl
So strong that she smile at troubles
But there is something inside her that hurls
Happens at any hour of the day's whorl 
When she's playing, studying or combing her curls
The moment her stomach aches she knows
She wants to defecate to control those inner chaos
The one in her stomach and another in her mind
She finds no toilet, no safe corner to incline 
She cries hard when infections incise her intestine 
Babli's screams are the voice of the people dying    
Let's show some humanity. Extend your hands helping.

Domex, a popular toilet cleaner brand is currently running the Domex Toilet Academy (DTA) programme.Domex Toilet Academy was launched on 19th November 2013. It aims to become a sustainable and long-term solution to provide sanitation that benefits the local community and helps stimulate the local economy. The Toilet Academy makes toilets accessible and affordable, while promoting the benefits of clean toilets and good hygiene. Their effort has resulted in bringing the change in the villages of Maharashtra and Orissa and they aim to build 24000 toilets by 2015 in rural areas faced with the problem of open defecation.

Join them at --- "You Click Domex Contributes" initiative at http://www.domex.in/. 
You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.

This write up is an official entry for  ''#ToiletForBabli'' contest organized by Indiblogger in association with Domex.
Check out their official page at: http://www.domex.in 

2 comments:

  1. Definitely a great initiative by Domex.

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  2. Great write-up supporting the cause Simran! People need to conduct more awareness programs in villages where the problem is abundance. Well expressed the stand of women in your poem. Lets show our support in every possible ways.

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