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Global Hand Washing Day observed by Gauhati University NSS Cell

Global Hand Washing Day was celebrated by Gauhati University NSS Cell through a webinar on Friday in association with Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin, Govt. of Assam & UNICEF.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Oct 2021 4:41 AM GMT

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PALASBARI: Global Hand Washing Day was celebrated by Gauhati University NSS Cell through a webinar on Friday in association with Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin, Govt. of Assam & UNICEF. Welcoming to the guest and participants Dr.Ranjan Kr. Kakati, Director, Students' Welfare, G.U. & Programme Coordinator, NSS Cell said that Hand Washing has always been an important part of our personal hygiene to prevent diseases and has become very important to prevent spread of COVID -19 infection.

Dr.Kakati urged everyone to follow the international protocol for washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds and said that a minimum of 15 different types of diseases can be prevented by proper hand washing. Anurag Goel, Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Health & Family Welfare Department inaugurated the webinar and said that hand washing has always been an important part of our daily life and its importance has greatly increased during the pandemic.

Goel also said that hand washing and use of masks are the most important tools for preventing spread of COVID-19 and also prevents people from getting infected with common diseases like Diarrhoea, Cholera, cough & cold etc.

Er. Sironjib Saikia, Chief Engineer (PHE), Sanitation, Assam also spoke about the importance of hand washing to prevent spread of communicable diseases. Attending as invited speaker of the webinar Barnali Ghosh, State Wash Monitoring Specialist, SBM- G, Assam said that hand washing with soap protects health and saves lives from many diseases. She laid importance on women hygiene and sanitation linked with hand washing. It may be mention that GU NSS Cell and SBM-G & UNICEF launched ODF plus and hand washing campaign in four aspirational districts of Goalpara, Barpeta, Udalguri and Darrang. Dr.Rituparna Borah, NSS P.O., GU Campus NSS Unit gave the vote of thanks. Around 100 participants comprising NSS Programme Officers, Volunteers from all over the country attended the webinar.

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