Did you know a slum in Tiruchirapalli became India’s first open-defecation-free slum in 2002? At that time not many were familiar with the open defecation-free areas. S Damodaran with the help of villagers brought this change. Born in 1962, S Damodaran completed his bachelor’s in company secretaryship. In 2022, he was awarded Padma Shri for his work in sanitation.