A Week long Awareness Programme by CCDU PHE at Jhiri Mela

JAMMU, 1st December -2015
Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), Water and Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO) Department of PHE, I&FC, J&K State arranged week long awareness camp at Jhiri Mela, where awareness about Testing of Water, Saving of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene practices was done along with hands on training with Field Testing Kits was demonstrated through Cultural Programe on the direction of Ch. Sukhnandan Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for PHE, I&FC J&K State who also visited the stall at Jhiri Mela on 25th November 2015.
The aim of this week long programme is “Water Sanitation & Hygiene” and also use of water and how to Test Water with FTK’s. The department also exhibited various Video documentaries during this week on the conclusive day.
Er. Rajeev Malhotra, Executive Director CCDU highlighted the importance of water and its conservation and also cleanliness and safe preservation of water.
Executive Director, CCDU stressed the importance of Clean Water, Judicious use of water, the effects of open defection and assures that such awareness programme will continued and should be organized at all districts across the valley, for spreading the message of testing of water, clean sanitation & saving of water at all levels. Further he asked the community to participate and support the departments to make the Jammu and Kashmir a Clean State. He also thanked the Media and other departments for their kind co-operation
The Sarpanch and Panch of Marh Block also attended the program along with the officers of PHE Department, and impressive cultural program by New Sargam Soical Cultural Club and Bharatiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan was exhibited by them, along with physical demonstration of Hand Washing and awareness message was given through songs and Nukkad Natak.
Also, Sh. Om Prakash delivered a message to the public regarding judicious use of water and stressed on cleanliness also.
Others present on the occasion were Sh. Hitesh Gupta SDM Marh, Sh. Rajinder Gupta, Superintending Engineer (HYD) Jammu, Sh. Taj Mohammad Choudhary, Executive Engineer PHE Rural Jammu, Sh. Vijay Gupta, Executive Engineer, PHE Div. Akhnoor, and Sh, Ajit Singh BDO Marh, Sarpanch’s Sh. Om Prakesh, Sh. Sham Lal, Sharma. Sh. Raghvir Sharma, Sh. Raj Kumar and Panch’s, officials / officers of PHE and Staff of CCDU.