World’s Biggest Toilet Pot Unveiled in Haryana’s Marora ‘Trump Village’
On World Toilet Day, Haryana unveiled the world’s biggest toilet pot model in Marora, popularly known as the ‘Trump village’. NGO Sulabh International Social Service Organisation named the Mewat region as Trump village to honour the friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump. Mewat with a population of 1,800 was rechristened in June ahead of Modi’s visit to Washington. While the signboard citing ‘Trump village’ was removed by the Nuh district administration, the place continues to be known by the same. Now, the village is back in news for its initiative to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.
On November 19, the village unveiled the mega pot of toilet made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris measuring 20×10 feet. The step was to make people understand the importance of sanitation and to use toilets. Sanitation expert and Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak along with some other dignitaries inaugurated the model. They also dedicated 95 new household toilets to the villagers. He said that the large pot replica would be moved to Delhi’s Sulabh Toilet Museum. PTI quoted Pathak as saying, It’s a symbolic gesture to inaugurate a large toilet pot at Trump village to mark the World Toilet Day to create awareness among people towards the use of toilets and safe sanitation.”
— Bindeshwar Pathak (@bindeshwarpatha) November 19, 2017
In June, Pathak had announced his decision to adopt Marora while in Washington. Since then Sulabh International has carried out the construction of toilets for every household and also organised vocational training centre for girls in the village. He also said, “Trump’s slogan is ‘Make America Great Again’ and our Prime Minister’s credo is ‘Make in India’, so I thought why not make a humble beginning honouring the friendship of the two. Trump’s slogan is ‘Make America Great Again’ and our Prime Minister’s credo is ‘Make in India’, so I thought why not make a humble beginning honouring the friendship of the two.”