Indian Government Launches Short Film Series Against Open Defecation

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  August 14, 2016 at 10:30 PM Indian Health News
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A short film series titled "An Open Mind", in honor of those who are driving positive behavior change in their communities across the country by helping eliminate open defecation and adopt safe sanitation practices has been launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
 Indian Government Launches Short Film Series Against Open Defecation
Indian Government Launches Short Film Series Against Open Defecation

The five short films showcase real-life stories of individuals from different walks of life who have "made the Swachh Bharat mission their own by adopting innovative ideas to encourage the use of toilets" in their communities and adopt safe waste treatment practices, officials said.

"These stories are examples of a wider citizens movement across the country to encourage the adoption of safe sanitation practices and realize the dream of an open defecation free India by 2019," they said.

At the launch event, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar felicitated grassroots sanitation champions featured in the movies.

In his address, he said that the development of India will remain incomplete without complete freedom from open defecation.

Source: IANS

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