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Unique Initiative By DU Girl Students At Taj Mahal On Global Handwashing Day
AGRA || Monument of Love - the Tajmahal witnessed unique initiative by the girl students of Delhi University to mark the “Global Hand washing day “ in Agra on Thursday. To mark the Global Handwashing day Students staged various kinds of hand washing demonstrations in the background of Taj Mahal.
The students from the national capital, who are part of sanitation pioneer Sulabh International's school sanitation club, drove to Agra to create awareness about importance of hand washing especially in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.
These demonstrations were organised at various points including Dashara Ghat, main Entrance gate and streets around Tajmahal to catch the attention of tourists towards “Hand washing “.
"As Taj Mahal is one of the most popular landmarks in India, we chose Agra to propagate the message of hand washing to masses," said Rupak Ray Choudhary, project head of the initiative. Following norms of social distancing, these students performed street dances highlighting hand washing procedures.
Founder of Sulabh sanitation movement Bindeshwar Pathak in a statement said, “Since 1970s Sulabh’s interventions have recognised the importance of hand washing with soap as the best way to reduce disease transmission. We have trained thousands of women from the targeted community to become change leaders and it has worked."
Pathak pointed out that Covid-19 pandemic has shown that washing hands regularly can be a first line deterrence against any outbreak.
He said that Sulabh organised series of awareness programme in different parts of country including slums like Dharavi of Mumbai and public places in Delhi with the help of Delhi Police and Railways.