New Delhi: Bhumi Pednekar who made heads turn with her admirable work in the 2017 film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha‘, is rejoicing over the film’s two years of release. While celebrating two years of movie’s completion, the 29-year old on Sunday put out a post on Instagram saying that the film aimed at sanitation and the construction of toilets in rural India. She recalled the movie as one which made her more “humble and socially aware”. She said,
Two Years of #ToiletEkPremKatha. TEPK made me more humble, socially aware and put me on the path to make the world a better place by spreading awareness on sanitation.
Along with this, Ms. Pednekar also said that she didn’t limit herself to the film but reached out to a school in Chambal, Madhya Pradesh (MP) which has fully functional toilets today. She added in her post,
We constantly are trying to provide better facilities to the children of Abhyudaya Ashram Morena Chambal. And on the 2nd anniversary of TEPK am proud to say that, the new hostels and toilets are fully functional today.
She also said in her post that nothing can be more gratifying than the love one can spread.
‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ released this day in 2017 and dealt with the menace of open defecation. The film was based on a real-life incident wherein a woman left her husband after finding out that there was no toilet in their house. With Shree Narayan Singh in the director’s chair, this is the first time that Akshay Kumar collaborated with Bhumi.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollution, clean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.