Global Handwashing Day Celebrated
On Global Handwashing Day, we celebrate the power of washing our hands with soap to prevent diarrheoa, pneumonia and other waterborne illnesses, which take so many innocent lives every day. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-founder of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of GIWA, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Bharat Mitra, President-Founder of ORGANIC INDIA, and many others visited Prakash Bharatiya to inspire children to pledge to be Sanitation Ambassadors and encourage their communities and families to wash their hands with soap.
Did you know that a little bar of soap can cut diarrhoea (the second leading cause of children’s deaths) by half and pneumonia (the first cause) by a quarter? It can also protect you from the flu, cholera, ebola, and so much more. We encourage you to make the pledge for good health by immunizing yourself and your children with the protective power of soap and water! Spread the word in homes, schools and places of worship. Together, we can prevent the suffering and death of countless children. What could be easier?