Gurugram : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the United States, a village in Mewat region of Haryana was dedicated to President Donald Trump.
Now onwards, the village will be known as ‘Trump Sulabh Village’.
In a symbolic gesture to promote the Indo-US relations, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak formally
launched various projects for the all-round development of Marora panchayat under Mewat region in
Haryana, a release said.
The village is home to nearly 1,800 people, mostly Meos (Muslims). It has 160 houses but at present only 20 have toilets.
Earlier, Marora village panchayat had unanimously passed the resolution to officially change the name of the village.
The Sulabh Sanitation and Reform Movement leader Pathak, during a programme in Washington a few days
ago, had announced to name an Indian village after Trump, as part of his efforts to strengthen relation
between the countries, it said.
Sulabh, a non-governmental organisation, provides affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses to
end the practice of manual scavenging.
It also works across the country to support the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission besides other urban development
initiatives, the release said.
Sulabh, which engages over 50,000 people, claims that so far it has constructed nearly 10.5 million
household toilets and 8,500 public toilets used by nearly 15 million people daily across the country.