An open defecation-free (ODF) village in Mewat will be named after the US President Donald Trump. The Trump Sulabh village will be inaugrated on June 23. Sulabh International founder and chief Bindeshwar Pathak made this announced.
This step has been taken in order to build a good relationship between India and the United States.
According to Sulabh, the move will draw the attention of the world towards India's cleanliness campaign 'Swacch Bharat'. Pathak declared this extraordinary step at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.
"We have chosen the area (Mewat), but the village to be named after Trump will be decided in the next few days," said Pathak over phone from the US, adding he will visit Mewat to interact with villagers after he returns to India in the next few days, during which, a village will be chosen for adoption. Pathak made the announcement at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.
"The Indian government is trying to rid the country of open defecation. Our organisation is also working in this direction. We urge the global community to help us realise the goal of sanitation in India," he said, adding that corporates can adopt a village, block or taluka as part of the campaign.