Jammu, Nov 19: In connection with celebration of World Toilet Day, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan flagged off a vehicle from BDO Office Satwari to Block Bhalwal to spread awareness on the issue. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (South) Sonu Pargal, District Panchayat Officer Zakir Hussain Wani, Block Development Officer Satwari Shahid Mughal, other senior officers besides Sarpanches, Panches and a large number of local people were also present on the occasion.
An awareness programme was also held about sanitation and hygiene issues on the occasion.
In his address Deputy Commissioner pointed out the ill-effects of poor sanitation and unhygiene. He said that poor sanitation is main cause of various diseases and stressed that people should understand the health risks of open defecation.