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Sulabh founder to get Nikkel Asia Prize

IANS  |  New Delhi 

pioneer and of Dr has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.

has been considered for the prize under "Culture and Community" section. The prize will be awarded on June 13 in

In an announcement made on Monday morning in by the Nikkei Asia Prize Secretariat, he has been described as an Indian social reformer tackling two of his country's biggest challenges -- poor hygiene and discrimination, said a statement from

founded an NGO in 1970 that has built Sulabh flush throughout India, contributing to better sanitation, safety for rural women and freedom from the manual labor of removing human waste.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 01:50 IST
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