As a part of the Swachh India Campaign launched by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, NDTV had organised “Banega Swachh India” in collaboration with Dettol (Reckitt Benckiser) in five cities of India on the 15th of October 2014 on the occasion of Global Hand Washing Day. This drive aims to create awareness about the importance of sanitation and hygiene in daily life.
In Delhi, it was held in Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram where children of the age group of 6-15 years from various schools and NGOs across the city gathered to paint their idea of a clean India. The children were provided with all the required stationery and they poured all their creativity into their work.
Later an NGO,‘Sakaar Outreach’ educated the children about the ten steps to a healthy hand wash, in which the children enthusiastically participated. They were also informed about the diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory problems as children are powerful agents of change.
The winners of the painting competition were Shaurya Gupta from DPS, East of Kailash, Reena Halder from Shri Amichand Inter College, Greater Noida and Arya Lohiya from DPS Vasant Vihar who bagged the first, second and third prize respectively. Three consolation prizes were given to Diksha Nimble and Kavisha Thapliyal from DPS Vasant Vihar and Rishab Singh from Sakaar Outreach.
This is an important initiative to ensure that India becomes a clean, hygienic and healthy nation.