19-SEP-2016: Professor Mohammad Akram, Department of Sociology, Aligarh Muslim University has been conferred "Sulabh Swachhta Samman" by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation at a felicitation programme held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, on 17th September 2016, which coincided National Swachhta Diwas and the birth anniversary of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
Prof. Akram has been given the prestigious award for his pioneering book "Sociology of Sanitation" and making specific academic contribution for promoting sanitation. The award, which carried a memento, citation and a Sulabh Gold Medal, was presented to Prof. Akram by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh International in the presence of other dignitaries.
Prof. Akram said that his book "amework including technical", developmental, cultural, administrative and ethical perspectives. The book intensively examines the underlying social structures, social practices and a plethora of incomplete social processes which together cause a culture of insanitation in India. The book also gives a roadmap of possible actions through which the goal of 'sanitation for all' could be achieved as a practical reality.