Celebrating Global Handwashing Day, NDTV and Dettol organized painting competitions and hand washing activities across the cities of Jaipur, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, New Delhi and Lucknow under the umbrella of Banega Swachh India campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of washing hands, and to help prevent needless deaths from diarrhoea among children. Almost 5000 children participated and extended their support to the initiative.
Eminent personalities such as Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MLA Diya Kumari, Mallika Sarabhai and folk singer Malini Awasthi participated in the drive and extended their support.
As a part of the programme, lakhs of children across districts in Bhopal washed their hands simultaneously in an endeavor to set a world record.
The first Global Handwashing Day had taken place on October 15, 2008, the date appointed by the UN General Assembly in accordance with year 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation.
- DPS RK Puram School in New Delhi
- M.A Ideal High School, Hyderabad
- Boys Anglo Bengali Inter College in Lucknow
- Sanskar School, Lucknow
- Sarkhej Kumar Prathamik Shala, Ahmedabad