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School sanitation, hygiene prog
Published on 15 Apr. 2011 11:59 PM IST
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A two-day workshop on school sanitation and menstrual hygiene is underway at Wokha from 15 with deputy commissioner Wokha, Rovilato Mor as the chief guest.
To accelerate school sanitation and hygiene education programme in the district of Wokha, child-to-child interaction programme was initiated by Community Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) PHED, government of Nagaland, which is a step in the right direction.
The focus of this workshop is to involve the school children in augmenting the hygiene education programme in rural areas of Nagaland and to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management and behavioral change and communicatin on health and hygiene.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said cleanliness was next to godliness and to prevent diseases one should give importance to sanitation issues. He also said one should acknowledge the fact that menstrual hygiene, which one feel little awkward to discuss about, was a physiological integrity, where every one should try not to keep the matter suppressed but fell free to discuss.
Resource person for the workshop was Roy Chowdhury, National Co-coordinator from the SULABH Sanitation Club, New Delhi.

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