Aligarh: In the spirit of the Nationwide mass ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ cleanliness drives under the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry guidelines to mark the completion of eight years of the Swachh Bharat Mission; a series of programmes including a lecture on ‘Hand Hygiene’, cleanliness pledge, a panel discussion, a skit, and slogan writing and poster-presentation contests were held at the Department of Pharmacology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University from September 1 to 15.
Prof Waseem Rizvi, Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, administered the cleanliness pledge and motivated the faculty members, students, and non-teaching staff to encourage 100 other persons to take this pledge and devote a part of their daily schedule to cleanliness activities.
“The majority of germs that cause serious infections in humans are transmitted by people’s actions. One of the effective means to prevent these infections is by practicing good hand hygiene”, said Dr. Fatima Khan from the Department of Microbiology.
She was delivering a lecture on the importance of ‘Hand Hygiene’ during the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ observations.
“Hand washing either with soap and water or using hand sanitizers prevents the spread of germs, in hospital settings and in general public places”, added Dr. Fatima Khan.
Students and faculty members also participated in a panel discussion on ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’. Slogan writing and poster-presentation contests were also held to observe the cleanliness fortnight.
Students later presented a skit to raise cleanliness awareness.