Anna Hazare, an Indian social activist first recognized for the transformation of his village (Ralegaon Siddhi) using watershed management, is in the news! He started a fast unto death to pressure the Indian government to pass a tough anti corruption bill especially geared to stop corruption in public offices. The fast led to rallies and protests supporting the passage of the bill across the country. Hazare broke his fast today – just after the Government of India agreed to his demands and the passage of the bill. To celebrate, here is a picture of Anna Hazare washing his hands using a tippy tap!
The picture is from January 2010 at Ralegaon Siddhi. We built a tippy tap for our personal use near the latrines. When he saw the tippy tap, he called it “crazy”. He then followed up by saying “The world needs more of this kind of crazy.” Our thoughts exactly.