WHY PEOPLE CELEBRATING WORLD INTERNATIONAL TOILET DAY TODAY?
Today people around the world are celebrating world international toilet day. On November 19, world toilet organization was established with the aim to create awareness about sanitation crisis across the globe.
You might be thinking that why to organize rallies and seminars for this basic issue. Yes, for the world, proper sanitation is a big challenge like global warming. According to the world organization fact sheet, 1000 children died in 2013 due to poor sanitation and open defecation. Availability of clean toilets in poor countries encourages attending schools regularly, especially for girls.
The world toilet organization also noted that $1 dollar spent on sanitation and water management facilities reward back with $4.3, minimizing cost of health care expenses.
Let us share some interesting facts here that will surely draw your attention towards this basic issue.
INDIA HAS A TOILET MUSEUM
Isn’t stroppy news? Yes, you can visit toilet museum in Indian capital New Delhi. In the museum, the visitors can trace the history of usage of toilets since 4500. The purpose of the museum is to highlight the issue in India.
It must be also a surprising to know that numbers of women in India are demanding toilet facility before marriage. About, 300 million women and girls are forced to defecate outside their homes in India, reported by UNICEF India chapter.
The world leaders are focusing to implement agendas of eight millennium development goals set by the United Nations Organization, but the Indian government is focusing to on the mission of CLEAN INDIA in which toilets will be built for every house by 2019.
The condition of other poor countries is also the same. If we look at the facts sheets presented by the WTO, we will come to know that countries consist of islands and third world countries are on top of the list.
After the efforts of world toilet organization, the UNO also responded positively and stood up with the non-government organizations to make the world cleaner and provide better sanitation facilities across the world.
The UNO, currently, running campaigns with the dictums of “sanitation is a good economic investment and sanitation brings dignity, equality and safety.”