Low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Sunday offered jobs to three women who revolted against their in-laws for lack of toilets in their respective matrimonial homes in Uttar Pradesh.
On the eve of World Toilet Day, regular jobs were offered to three run-away brides from Gorakhpur area of the State, Sulabh International, which has so far built toilets for 10 million people in India, said in a release.
The women included Priyanka Bharti of Kanchanpur Kuiya village of Maharajganj district of eastern UP. She had hogged the limelight a few months back for refusing to live with her in-laws as they did not have toilet in their home.
Newly-wed Priyanka, who belongs to a Schedule Caste and had run away from her matrimonial home, was earlier given a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh by the NGO, which also built an ultra modern toilet for her.
“The award and the job will act as an inspiration for others to follow,” Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh, said.
Besides Priyanka, two other women, Kumari Priyanka and Jyoti Kumari of Siddharthanager and Khusinager districts respectively, were offered jobs, the release said.
The husbands of the women have also been offered jobs by the NGO, which launched a “Toilet For All” campaign on the occasion of World Toilet Day.
Another highlight of the function was formation of a human chain by children of around 20 schools of NCR.
A toilet fair was also held in the sprawling campus of the NGO’s headquarters here.