Joining the rest of the world in a campaign to motivate and mobilize people of Bodak village under Mebo Subdivision to improve hand-washing habits, a workshop was organized by the AE cum nodal officer PHED & WS, Pasighat Division Kaling Taki on Thursday under active supervision Executive Engineer Bimal Welly to mark the “Global Hand-washing Day”
Participating the workshop, Chief Engineer (Sanitation) Er. T Ketan said hand washing is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diseases that claim millions lives in the world. He stressed on the importance of “raise a hand for hygiene” and stated that hand washing is one of the basic steps to prevent from diseases. He emphasized some basic steps to wash hand with soap before and after food and whenever our hand is dirty. He advised the departmental engineers to conduct more awareness campaign under Swachch Bharat Mission to sensitize the people.
Earlier, in his key note address Executive Engineer Welly said as official sources, due to unsanitary conditions thousands of children in India die every day due to diarrheal and pneumonia alone. These are preventable if one have good sanitary habits like washing hands with soap, Welly asserted and further opined that sanitation is not only a health issue but an environmental issue at large and encouraged the people to create awareness about it.