Tues 08.27.13 – Anil Dash is participating in charity: water’s September campaign to bring running water and sanitation to 1000 towns in rural India.
Anil asks that we help him bring water to one town in Orissa, India:
‘As I said in the video above, I’ve been haunted by a simple quote from Gandhi: “Sanitation is more important than independence.” Those were the words of a man who gave his life fighting for that independence. It’s that important.’
I think we should. Particularly the we of us who live in California, be it LA or San Francisco, and depend – whether we know it or not – on an intricate system of imported water. We in California’s cities are so removed from the water that comes out of our taps, yet we take it completely for granted that it will come out 24/7 clean, drinkable, and reliable.
Let’s help one town in India have the same as we do every day: clean, reliable water.
The video that Anil played in his presentation above: