Demonstrating the importance of hygiene and sanitation, all the 108 Gram Panchayats (GPs) of the Union Territory of Puducherry enthusiastically participated in the World Toilet Day events including the Swachhata Run in their respective villages on November 19, 2022.
Rural Development Minister, Shri AK Sai J. Saravanan Kumar also participated in the run that was followed by various entertainment activities.
The Speaker, various ministers and MLAs, high-level police officials, Block Development Officers, and local elected representatives flagged off the run at the various GPs, according to Mr. N. Sankaran, coordinator – SBM-G.
The day’s events included awareness programmes on the importance of safe sanitation practices and administration of the Swachhata Pledge in the regional language, the highlight being the Swachhata Run. Considerable focus was given to the need to use toilets, and maintain them, as also the importance of hygiene and keeping their surroundings clean.
It was indeed encouraging to see the participation of some differently-abled children. At the conclusion of the event, certificates were awarded to all participants.