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By Siddharth Singh . 20th December 2017 02:30pm

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's recent Bollywood flick 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' was one of the thing that has inspired the co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates this year. The computer giant revealed it on the micro blogging website yesterday. As the 2017 comes to an end Bill Gates, who himself is an inspiration to millions, shared nine inspiring tweets on his official Twitter handle. Starting with;

There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year... but it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress. Here are some inspiring tweets that you may have missed…
Followed by the Bollywood hit at third position in Gates' inspirational list. Take a look; https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131653026615296 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131654222094336 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131655702691840 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131660517744640 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131661927047170 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131663889924096 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131669048967168 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131670202298368 https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131672014229509   Talking about the film, Gates praised the fact that the movie had educated audiences on sanitation challenges in India, the reality of the crises is that India sees 1 in 10 deaths which is linked to poor hygiene. The movie is based on Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat mission comprising of its story revolving around the need of sanitation and urging people to make use of toilets instead of defecating in open. The movie is Akshay's eighth Rs 100 crore grosser. Based on a real-life incident wherein a woman left her husband after finding out that there was no toilet in their house. Here we also list down five Indian wives who broke their marriage due to missing toilets at their in-laws.


1. Anita Narre, Madhya Pradesh

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Anita Bai Narre with the newly constructed toilet
In India, it is very wrong and not acceptable for a married girl to go back to her parents. Still, Anita Narre who belongs from Madhya Pradesh left her husband Shivram’s house, as there was no toilet in her husband’s home. Anita said clearly that she will not come back until and unless Shivram builds a toilet in the house. Shivram with the saving he had and with the help of the villagers successfully built a toilet. After eight days Anita came back to her husband’s house. She was also the only women to be awarded 7 lakh rupees for refusing to defecate in an open space.

2. Puja Devi, Patna

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Puja Devi who is from Bihar was shocked to know that there was no toilet at her husband Prakash Mandal’s house. She requested her husband and in-laws to build a toilet but they did not listen. So, to teach her husband and in-laws a lesson she left the house and came back to her parents. Puja still lives with her mother in Nawabganj Purvi Tola and she said that she is happy. She also added that her in-laws tried to convince her to take her back but she stood firm to what she said and did not return.

3. Bhateri, Haryana

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People think that women should cover up the whole body as it is shameful, then why can’t they think that it is also shameful for the women to go out and defecate at an open place. Bhateri is one of the women from Gauripur Village in Jind, who left her husband’s house as they did not build the toilet. Bhateri told them more than thousands of times but her husband and in-laws did not pay any attention. So, she was forced by her intriguing self-respect to leave the house and move back to her father’s home. Bhateri’s father also supported her for the step that she had taken.

4. Priyanka Bharati, Uttar Pradesh

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Priyanka Bharati (Image courtesy; The Better India )
Priyanka Bharati, who hails from Maharajganj district in U.P ran away from her husband’s house. It was very difficult for her as her in-laws did not build a toilet after telling them many times. Priyanka gained a lot of attention nationally and internationally which also helped her. After which, one of the India’s largest organizations, Sulabh Organization helped to build a toilet in her husband Amarjeet’s house. Priyanka’s father-in-law called her up to return when the construction of the toilet was complete. She was warmly welcomed by the whole village and her husband family members. She was also awarded the cash of 2 lakh for taking a strong step for the awareness and the importance of a toilet.

5. Neelam, Uttar Pradesh

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Neelam is one of the women from Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, who has taken a courageous step of leaving husbands home. She stayed with in-laws for two days and just after that returned back to her father’s house, as there was no facility of a toilet. The Sulabh International organization has once again taken the responsibility of building the toilet. We must salute these five women, who took this bold step against the rigid norm of the society and brought up awareness against the right to sanitation and cleanliness.