Bangalore International Centre had arranged a talk on“Out of the Pit : Curse of Manual Scavening in India” by Mr. Bezwada Wilson on Saturday, 18thDecember, 2016 at 6.30 PM. Mr. Aroon Raman chaired and moderated the session.
Seldom has one heard in BIC such a soul-striving exposure of an ugly facet of our society – the continuation of the age-old practice of getting human excreta removed manually by a category of scavengers who are condemned for generations in this work by the society. Bezwada Wilson who himself comes from such a family, spoke with a simplicity and passion that touched all the members in the audience. It was a humbling experience.