“Over 4.2 billion people live without safely sanitation services and over 650 million people practice open defecation across the globe,” says the United Nations (UN). Hence, to create public awareness & promote sanitation to the unprivileged, UN announced “World Toilet Day” as an official UN day. The day is observed globally every year on November 19. The first official World Toilet Day was established by the World Toilet Organisation in 2001. But it was in 2013, that the United Nations officially declared it as a UN day. Recently, PM Narendra Modi declared India free of open defecation. "The world is amazed that toilets have been provided to more than 600 million people in 60 months, building more than 110 million toilets,” said PM Modi.