The Punjab government will launch a Hand Wash Campaign on October 15 which is observed as ‘World Hand Washing Day’ .
Hand Wash Campaign would now be a permanent part of Swachh Bharat campaign which kicked off on September 25 thoughout India.
In order to this campaign a stupendous success, all the District Public Relation Officers have been instructed to take immediate steps and ensure the lifting of garbage in and around their offices and those coming under their jurisdiction.
He also said that all the DPRO’S have been instructed to ensure maximum print and electronic media coverage regarding this campaign in their respective districts and areas under their jurisdiction. The spokesperson further said that this campaign is also aimed at schools so as to maintain hygienic environment thereby protecting children from falling prey to the diseases.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the state government will provide every kind of assistance to take this campaign to the pinnacle of success. He also informed that street plays will be held and posters would be displayed making people aware to keep the environment clean, so as to ensure that the message of this campaign reaches every home.
Badal has issued explicit instructions to make Swachh Bharat campaign a peoples’ movement by involving public in this campaign to realise PM’s dream of a clean and hygienic India which will make its mark in the world as one of the cleanest countries’ in the world.
The spokesman said that NGO’S working in the field of social service have been exhorted to help make this movement a success. He informed that people contributing to the success of this campaign would also be felicitated.