CCDU, Dept. of PHE organises awareness programmes at JHIRI MELA

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24 -2015
Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), Water and Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO) Department of PHE, I&FC participated in Jhiri Mela at Marh Jammu on 23rd November 2015. The aim of the programme was to create awareness among the general masses of the rural area.
Jhiri Mela which starts from 23rd & continues for next 10 days. A stall was set up during the function; the thrust was laid on testing of water and judicious use of water. The department also distributed Pamphlets, stickers and booklet on “Simple ways to save water
Awareness programme in the shape of Nukkad, Nattak and Songs was also arranged for the general public on the theme of water and sanitation. The stress was laid on Conservation, Preservation, Judicious use of water & Water Management for Sustainable Development. So, the first message was to stop polluting the water and bring the end to the miseries of Mankind. The Second message was to Test and know your Water before utilizing it. Department of PHE, I&FC has constituted Village Water Sanitation committee’s in which the Sarpanch is the Chairman and JE PHE is the Member Secretary and Communication & Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), Water & Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO) is providing training to the members of Village Water Sanitation committee’s to test and know the Water through Field Testing Kits (FTK).
Er. Rajeev Malhotra, Executive Director CCDU stressed upon testing the water from the source and maintain proper sanitation around the water sources in the villages, and play a major role in fight against open defecation. He further said that such programme shall be continued with the support of general public. He further said that we have to come forward and make our state free from open defection and use water judiciously. On the occasion Er. Narinder Sepolia, AEE and other Staff of department of PHE were also present.