Odisha, on Thursday, launched a campaign for SSD school students to promote hand hygiene and awareness on Global Handwashing Day. The campaign was launched by Minister of ST&SC Development Jagannath Saraka.
The launch took place during a webinar jointly organised by the STSC Department and UNICEF. Government officials, partner agencies, grassroot workers, youth activists among others participated in the webinar.
Speakers from all over emphasized the importance and need for minimal touch handwashing stations especially at the time of COVID-19 at schools and other public institutions. The theme for this year’s Global Handwashing Day theme was ‘Hand Hygiene for All.’
The webinar focussed on the need to ensure everyone, particularly those in rural areas and in schools, had access to hand hygiene facilities including handwashing facilities, regular water supply, soap and alcohol-based hand rub.
Minister Jagannath Saraka also inaugurated a minimal hand touch handwashing station at the premises of the Rayagada collectorate.