World Toilet Day: PM Modi’s inspiring reminder, Bengal takes initiative of raising huge awareness campaign
Today, November 19, is World Toilet Day. This is the day for taking up inspiring action for tackling the global sanitation crisis. The aim of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (aka SDG 6) set by United Nation is to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all the people living over the planet by 2030.
India's Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has tweeted on World Toilet Day to remind the citizen their duty and commitment towards enhancing cleanliness and sanitation facilities across the country. He has also extolled the people of India's utmost contribution in this mission in the last 4 years.
Bengal takes the pride of organizing massive awareness campaigns under The West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development department against open defecation and other health issues on World Toilet Day. For further making promotion and awareness of the campaign, the department has released tickers for television against open defecation.
The tickers on hand wash show the responsibilities of parents or elders to ensure that their children do not take food without washing their hands. People, through the tickers, have been encouraged to clean containers used for storing water, flowerpots etc. as these are mainly considered the grounds for mosquito breeding. Also, the acts of segregating garbage and keeping bio-degradable waste in separate bins are promoted.
The United Nation's reports show an average of 4.5 billion people across the globe live without a safe toilet. In these reports, it is claimed that around 892 million people in India still practice open defecation. Swachh Bharat Mission will celebrate the World Toilet Day today with mass awareness across different states and districts.
Today, on World Toilet Day, we reiterate our commitment towards enhancing cleanliness and sanitation facilities across the nation. We in India take pride at the remarkable speed with which sanitation cover has increased in the last four years.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2018
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