Dettol School Hygiene Education Program launched
Uttarakhand: Reckitt, the top consumer health and hygiene company in the world, today in Dehradun with its implementation partner PLAN India launched its Dettol School Hygiene Education Program across schools in Uttarakhand as part of its flagship campaign Dettol Banega Swasth India. In 13 districts of Uttarakhand, the Dettol School Hygiene Education Program hopes to reach 5 million children. At the event, the honourable CM also inaugurated the hygiene corner.
The programme was introduced by Mr. Bansidhar Tiwari, Director General of School Education for the Government of Uttarakhand, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, and Mr. Ravi Bhatnagar, Director of External Affairs and Partnerships for Reckitt-South Asia.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, said: “Sanitation and hygiene are the cornerstones of growth. Excellent hygienic habits and good health go hand in hand. With Dettol’s outstanding initiative, we saw observe a change in how the community and children in Uttarakhand behaved toward hygiene. I now send my best wishes to the Dettol School Hygiene Education Program in hopes that it would help individuals adopt healthy habits and live happier lives.
Dettol School Hygiene Education Program
Senior Vice President of Reckitt, South Asia, Mr. Gaurav Jain Reckitt is dedicated to creating a world that is happier and healthier. In Uttarakhand, the Dettol School Hygiene Education Program is a step closer to our goal of protecting, healing, and nurturing. The programme instils in children the value of hygiene from a young age and is designed to encourage enthusiastic involvement and engagement with the help of teachers and stakeholders. The initiative has had a major influence on children’s health, wellbeing, and education during the previous seven years. We appreciate the Government of Uttarakhand’s ongoing assistance in ensuring that the initiative will continue to provide lasting and significant results.
“Maintaining personal hygiene and sanitation is important for many reasons, including personal, social, psychological, and health,” said Mohd. Asif, Executive Director of PLAN India. The transmission of illnesses and infections is stopped by good hygiene and sanitation. Diseases will be greatly reduced if everyone on the globe practises good hygiene for both themselves and the objects around them. Reckitt’s project, the Dettol School Hygiene Education Program, has made considerable efforts to promote healthy hygiene habits among the populace. I value Reckitt’s cooperation with Plan India on this programme, and I hope to achieve great things in the future.
The programme focuses on educating kids about the six crucial times for handwashing, which are before eating, before preparing and serving food, before nursing newborns or young children, after cleaning a child’s bottom, and after coughing or sneezing when sick. The Udham Singh Nagar programme has already had a substantial impact by improving the facilities at CHC Kiccha and several other schools and by instilling a culture of hygiene in students through hygiene lessons taught by teachers. The curriculum is thoroughly taught to the instructors by the hygiene specialists. Through wall paintings, hygiene stations, and a solid curriculum, the programme has taken significant efforts to ensure that the proper messages are conveyed.