Bollywood Star, Vivek Oberoi Builds Toilets with GIWA

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inspired Vivek Oberoi, famous Bollywood actor and humanitarian, to lay the first foundation stones of GIWA’s bio-toilet complex for a Himalayan college that has 4,000 female students but no toilets.

The complex has been made possible by the generous donation and support of Emami Foundation, Shri RS Agarwalji and Shri RS Goenkaji, as an exemplary example of corporate social responsibility towards vital need of health and sanitation.  It has also been applauded by the local and state administration, including recently, when Uttarakhand’s Hon’ble Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports, Shri Dinesh Agarwalji, joined for the ground-breaking of the complex.

During the event, Pujya Swamiji said, “it is so wonderful that the beloved action hero of millions of youth has dedicated himself to raising awareness on water, sanitation and hygiene issues. It is time that we all must become action heroes in our own schools and communities.”

Nearly 4000 students pledged their commitment to Green Action for WASH and promised that the next time Vivek Oberoi visits the campus it would be a clean, green and hygienic one.

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