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Making Dibrugarh open defecation free by 2019

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DIBRUGARH, Dec 22 - A convention of the college principals, vice-principals, nodal lecturers and students was organised by the District Water and Sanitation Committee (DWSC) in collaboration with Dibrugarh University at the Rangghar auditorium on Sunday.

Among others, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the students and faculties of 173 colleges under Dibrugarh University can play a pivotal role in bringing mass awareness towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) and about behavioural change at the grassroot levels. He termed the partnership arrangement with DU as historic as it is the first of its kind in the nation and expressed the optimism that this initiative would serve towards making Dibrugarh Open Defecation Free by 2019 to mark the 150th birth celebration of the Father of the Nation.

Additional Chief Secretary, Subhas Das attended the convention as the chief guest. In his speech, he stated that DU with its huge manpower can play an important role towards making the mission a huge success.

He urged all district water and sanitation committees to undertake similar partnership agreements with the local colleges with the aim to harness the human resource of the institution to make the respective districts ODF.

In the welcome address, Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University termed the partnership agreement as unique, stating that it related not only to public hygiene but also to public dignity. He expressed satisfaction to be a partner in the process and assured all cooperation from DU. The convention was also addressed by the Secretary, PHE, Ashok Das and UNICEF Guwahati representative Shweta Patnaik.

Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, Chief Engineer of Public Health Engineer (PHE) DK Mazumdar, Secretary Ashok Das, Additional Chief Engineer AU Ahmed and UNICEF representative Shweta Patnaik addressed the gathering as resource persons during the technical sessions. The District Nodal Officer, SBM Bhaskar Jyoti Sarma offered the vote of thanks.

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Making Dibrugarh open defecation free by 2019

DIBRUGARH, Dec 22 - A convention of the college principals, vice-principals, nodal lecturers and students was organised by the District Water and Sanitation Committee (DWSC) in collaboration with Dibrugarh University at the Rangghar auditorium on Sunday.

Among others, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the students and faculties of 173 colleges under Dibrugarh University can play a pivotal role in bringing mass awareness towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) and about behavioural change at the grassroot levels. He termed the partnership arrangement with DU as historic as it is the first of its kind in the nation and expressed the optimism that this initiative would serve towards making Dibrugarh Open Defecation Free by 2019 to mark the 150th birth celebration of the Father of the Nation.

Additional Chief Secretary, Subhas Das attended the convention as the chief guest. In his speech, he stated that DU with its huge manpower can play an important role towards making the mission a huge success.

He urged all district water and sanitation committees to undertake similar partnership agreements with the local colleges with the aim to harness the human resource of the institution to make the respective districts ODF.

In the welcome address, Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University termed the partnership agreement as unique, stating that it related not only to public hygiene but also to public dignity. He expressed satisfaction to be a partner in the process and assured all cooperation from DU. The convention was also addressed by the Secretary, PHE, Ashok Das and UNICEF Guwahati representative Shweta Patnaik.

Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, Chief Engineer of Public Health Engineer (PHE) DK Mazumdar, Secretary Ashok Das, Additional Chief Engineer AU Ahmed and UNICEF representative Shweta Patnaik addressed the gathering as resource persons during the technical sessions. The District Nodal Officer, SBM Bhaskar Jyoti Sarma offered the vote of thanks.