外文标题：Mumbai woman who sold 'mangalsutra' to build toilet honoured
MUMBAI: Maharashtra rural development minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her 'mangalsutra' to build a toilet.
"Toilet is a basic necessity, compared to ornaments. I sold all my ornaments and decided to build the toilet," Sangita told reporters at Munde's office here.
11月6日，马哈拉斯特拉邦农村发展部长Pankaja Munde向Sangita Awhale表示敬意，后者是来自Saikheda村的一名妇女，她为了建一个厕所而卖掉项链（mangalsutra）。
"Toilets are not there in many places in the state and country. As a result, women face problems," Munde said.
"During my first term as a legislator, I used to allocate 25 per cent of my funds for building toilets," the minister said.
"Our target is to build maximum number of toilets and ensure that women don't have to face any inconvenience on this count," she said.
The minister lauded Sangita's initiative and presented her with a new 'mangalsutra' (a sacred necklace worn by married Hindu women), as a token of appreciation for taking forward the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create awareness about the need for toilets.
Well done Sangita Awhale.
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Abhay Kumar Pradhan (Lucknow, India)
She is not only the one there are 1000th.women who sold Mangalsutra for the the noble cause but remains unnoticed .
Jupitor Chakma (Agartala)
Hats off to Sangita for her courage to sell mangalsutra for building a toilet
balaji iyer (Bangalore)
Shame to the government. The lady who sold mangalsutra should be honored with minister post.
Sunil Thomas (Abu Dhabi)
Toilet is a very important part our household. Not having toilet can lead to lot of diseases. And can lead to serious problems for women in India. We need increase campaign for it and All the MP and MLA should take initiative and contribute towards it.