World Students’ Day and Global Handwashing Day were observed in different schools across Hailakandi district of Assam today.
World Students’ Day marks the birthday of APJ Abdul Kalam, an eminent scientist and former President of India. The United Nations declared 15 October as World Students’ Day.
Global Handwashing Day is a campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to inculcate handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important. Global Handwashing Day is observed on October 15 each year.
World Handwashing Day and World Students’ Day were observed at Adarsha Vidyalaya, Aloicerra. Students along with teachers practised how to wash hands before and after using toilets and eating. The students were engrossed, as they came to know different processes of handwashing.
Both the events were observed at Lakshirbond HS Madrassa in presence of large turn-out of students and teachers. The importance and techniques of handwashing were discussed by Science Teacher Ibadur Rahman Mazumder. Following this, homage was paid to former President Dr. Kalam by garlanding his portrait. Mazumder explained Dr. Kalam’s scientific and literacy contributions towards our country and society. Some students also expressed their thoughts on the occasion.
Global Handwashing Day was observed at Panchgram Town High School through varied activities. At the outset, myriad benefits of handwashing were explained by Head Teacher, MA Laskar and Assistant Teacher, M Ali of the school. Students participated by way of demonstrating the seven steps of handwashing as approved by the WHO. In the afternoon a meeting was organised by students parliament of the school, where teachers MH Barbhuiya and S Surita Devi explained elaborately the life and works of former President Dr. Kalam.
The events were observed at Jamira High School with great enthusiasm. Headmaster Swapon Kumar Roy threw light on the significance of the events, while teacher Sufian Siddique conducted hands-on training on handwash techniques. The events were also organised at Kalibari High School at Gharmura and Chiporsangon Public High School.