From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, March 23: Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar iugurated the awareness programme on tiol Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Week at the Basic Training auditorium hall, Kokrajhar on Monday. The week-long programme has been organized by District Water and Sanitation Committee, Kokrajhar.
At the iugural function, Malakar said that the people had the responsibility to keep clean their surroundings. He regretted that hospitals and some offices were not maintaining cleanliness. He laid stress on the fact that there should be separate toilets for boys and girls in schools and that there should be toilets for women in every institution and public places. Malakar also urged the Inspector of Schools to notify the teachers about awareness of sanitation among the students.
Inspector of Schools J. Brahma said that the teachers had a definite role in maintaining sanitation in the schools. He said that the teachers should teach students about the sanitation and hygiene. Additiol Chief Engineer Public Health Engineering Department, BTC, A Ikram said that the major challenge ahead was to how to dispose of the waste material and faeces.
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Nodal Officer meswar Tayung said that the week-long awareness programme was divided into three parts - district level, block level and VCDC level. Various programmes including distribution of leaflets, cleanliness drive, workshop, essay writing, hand washing and FTK for drinking water testing would be held.
Among others present were members of NGOs, schools students, teachers, Assistant Executive Engineers of Kokrajhar, Dotma, Gossaigaon and Parbhotjhora sub-division (PHE), Junior Engineers, PHE staff and SBM (G) cell.