Global Hand Washing Day
“Want to give your friends a hand shake, or a deadly disease? Wash your hands to put everybody at ease”.
Global Hand Washing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand Wash with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The 2019 Global Hand Washing Day theme is “Clean Hands for All”. Keeping the same in mind Global Hand Washing Day was celebrated in Delhi Public School Patna on October 15, 2019.
A special assembly was conducted by students of V H. It started with a melodious song sung by the choir on Hand wash. This was followed by a speech by students that highlighted the importance of this day, when it started and other facts. The assembly further preceded by a hand wash action song presentation by the tiny tots of class I. The most awaited moment came with the entry of the Hand Wash Agent-HANU who emphasized to spread love, not germs and the awareness of handwashing with soap as a key to approach and prevent the diseases. A well synchronised mime was presented by the students of V H to motivate and mobilize children to improve their hand washing habits. A Hand Wash Junction was created to demonstrate the right ways of washing hand to the students by the teachers of class II. A melodious rendition of Qawali by the class teachers of Nursery and Preparatory left the audience spell bound, with a valuable message being communicated on significance of hand Wash and increase awareness about cleanliness. Stupendous presentation of a series of peppy Hand wash songs by the Choir of Class III in between every item added brightness to the whole program.
The assembly came to an end with a thought provoking speech by the Head Mistress. She prompted that Global Handwash Day is an important reminder for all of us that the power to save our lives and the lives of countless others lies in our own hands and requires only soap water. Other activities related to hand wash were conducted throughout the day. Students coloured the badges and wore the same for the whole day. Videos related to hand-washing were shown to children in the AV room to sensitize them on the aforesaid issue.