One-day IEC Activities on Sanitation and Hygiene

The awareness program on Sanitation was held at Hulas Khera School with the participation of the principal, teachers, students, and their parents. The program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the importance of sanitation and its impact on health, education, socio-economic status, and the environment. Mr. Ajay Gupta, a knowledgeable expert, led the session, providing valuable insights into the seven components of sanitation.

Mr. Gupta emphasized the significance of Safe disposal of Human Excreta, Personal Hygiene, Safe Storage of Drinking Water, Solid Waste Management, Liquid Waste Management, Home and Food Hygiene, and a Clean and Healthy Environment for maintaining a hygienic and sustainable living environment. The focus of the session was on solid and liquid waste management. Mr. Gupta explained the distinction between bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable waste. Bio-degradable waste comprises fruits, vegetable peels, waste food, and agricultural waste, while non-bio-degradable waste includes plastic, iron, copper, and newspapers.

The first step towards efficient waste management is segregation, allowing for easy management of waste and promoting a clean and green environment. Students were encouraged to make organic compost from bio-degradable waste, for which they could use drums and buckets on their rooftops. Additionally, Vermi-compost pits were suggested for large-scale bio-degradable waste management at ground level.

Mr. Gupta also highlighted the economic benefits of selling non-bio-degradable waste like plastic, iron, copper, and newspapers, empowering students to actively participate in waste management and earn money. He further encouraged the students to create kitchen gardens, emphasizing their numerous benefits and positive impact on the environment.

The session was interactive, with students actively participating, answering questions, and raising doubts. Their engagement showcased their enthusiasm and interest in promoting sanitation practices. Overall, the Sanitation Awareness Program was a resounding success, imparting crucial knowledge and fostering a sense of responsibility among the students towards maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

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