Urmila Chanam

Urmila Chanam
The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - The Yatra, my launch pad
This article describes Gulshan Thakur, an event manager's experience at the Nirmal Bharat Yatra
Posted on 25 Nov, 2012 01:52 PM

Gulshan Thakur, 22, originally from district Palwal in Haryana, a graduate in Programming from Delhi University now lives and works in the country’s capital, Delhi. A little over two months back he joined Lalit Arts and Studios Pvt. Ltd , an event group based in Delhi with a dream of making it big in the line of event management business.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Goodwill on Wheels!
Nirmal Bharat Yatra, was a journey undertaken to spread the message of ending open defecation and increasing awareness about hygiene across five states
Posted on 18 Nov, 2012 12:47 AM


Launching the Toilets are Beautiful Campaign

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra at Uttar Pradesh -Training of teachers at Gorakhpur Block Resource Centre
This article describes the experience of the Nimal Bharat Yatra at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Posted on 05 Nov, 2012 08:11 PM

Women folk

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Jhansi ki Rani, Gwalior Fort and an autumn evening
In this article, the author describes her visit to the Gwalior fort and the story of the Rani of Jhansi
Posted on 27 Oct, 2012 09:33 PM


The Nirmal Bharat Yatra in Rajasthan - Different faces of goodness
In this article, the author narrates her experience of finding kindness in one of the small towns of Sangod, Kota, Rajasthan
Posted on 21 Oct, 2012 06:33 PM

Goodness has many faces

The author with an infant in village Sangod, Kota

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra at Wardha - Bappu’s India - Mahatma Gandhi’s model of a toilet
Gandhiji's model toilet and his message for a clean and open defecation free India
Posted on 19 Oct, 2012 12:35 AM

As I get down from the auto that I hired for the day to take me from my hotel in Wardha to Mahatma Gandhi's ashram where he spent the last days of his life, I wasn't quite prepared for what lay ahead of me and the feelings that would hit me from then on.

Bapuji's room in his ashram in Wardha
The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - "I Love My Daughter": The story of a cook in an Indore school and an exemplary mother
The story of Pooja, a cook who is an exemplary mother to her daughter
Posted on 13 Oct, 2012 11:43 AM

 Pooja with the apple of her eye, five year old Akansha

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - My Yatra Your Yatra Our Yatra - Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister, Rural Development inaugurates the event from Bapu’s Wardha
This article describes the details of the inauguration of the Nirmal Bharat Yatra at Wardha
Posted on 08 Oct, 2012 11:47 AM

5 Oct 2012, Helipad Ground, Wardha, Maharashtra.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Stop 1- Day 1 in Wardha - Rain washed our tents, but not the Great WASH Yatra
Day 1 of the Great Wash Yatra in Wardha, Maharashtra
Posted on 03 Oct, 2012 08:08 PM

3rd October 2012, Wardha, Maharashtra.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Stop 1 -"We don’t talk about it at all !" The taboo of menstruation in rural Maharashtra, a major deterrent in achieving menstrual hygiene
Breaking the taboo of menstruation in rural India, a major deterrent in achieving menstrual hygiene
Posted on 02 Oct, 2012 05:40 PM

Priyanka, 13 and a chirpy adolescent girl studying in a government school in a village called ‘Rohini Gaun’ 25 kms from Wardha in Maharashtra blushes and says, "We don’t talk about it at all!".