J&K State Social Welfare Board observed Global Handwashing Day at 694 Creche Centers, across 22 Districts of the State, where almost 17,500 children from economically poor families, in the age group of 0-6 years washed their hands with soap and the simplicity and value of clean hands was demonstrated.
The programme was launched at Jammu by Dr Professor Nirmal Gupta, Chairperson SW Board and at Srinagar by Aamir Ali, Executive Director. These Creche Centers are managed by non-governmental organizations and funded by the Central Social Welfare Board, through J&K State SW Board. During the awareness programme, the young children and their mothers were taught about the benefits of handwashing and were urged to continue the practice, before every meal and after using the toilet, so that it inculcates a habit of hygiene and cleanliness. Chairperson Social Welfare Board has appreciated all the NGOs that participated in this campaign.
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