GORESWAR: The District Water and Sanitation Committee of Baksa, in collaboration of the Social Welfare Department, undertook many activities as part of the Poshan Maah from September 1 to September 30. The month-long programme concluded on Wednesday at Goreswar in Baksa district.
Awareness was created on COVID-19, solid and liquid waste management, Open Defecation Free (ODF) Sustainability and pure drinking water. Activities like cleanliness drive, plantation, kitchen garden plantation, distribution of leaflets and masks, demonstration of hand washing, demonstration of SLWM at household level, food mela and growth measurement of children were undertaken.
An awareness programme was held on Wednesday in the Medini Mohan Choudhury Memorial stage near Goreswar in Baksa district. It was presided over by teacher Tambhi Deka and the purpose of the meeting was explained by Niranjan Deka, BRCC of Goreswar Block, followed by distribution of masks to the participants. Bijaya Deka, Anganwadi worker of Ramcha village, spoke on Poshan Maah after taking weight and height measurement of the children who attended the programme.
Gitika Muchahary, IEC consultant of district headquarter, demonstrated hand washing and highlighted the importance of kitchen garden in the household level or Anganwadi centre. She also highlighted the problems caused by plastic waste. The district IEC consultant also spoke on Solid and Liquid Waste Management in the programme as well as Open Defecation Free (ODF) Sustainability.
Bandana Sarma, Baksa district associate, spoke about the Jal Jeevan Mission which is a flagship mission undertaken by the Central Government. She said that the main motto of the mission was Har Ghar Nal Se Jal by 2024. All the households of Baksa district must be connected with water pipe within this stipulated time. She also trained five women of the participants on how to test water with water testing kit.
Bibha Deka, ASHA supervisor, spoke on personal cleanliness. The awareness programme was attended by gaon burah, teachers , ASHA Supervisor, Anganwadi workers of several villages, ASHAs, local public, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children, among others.