JORHAT, June 11 - Navyuwak Mandal, a socio-cultural voluntary organisation of Jorhat, has installed handwash basins at temples, a mosque and an educational institute.
Navyuwak Mandal, having its office within the Marwari Thakurbari campus here, was established in 1955, and has been actively involved in various social and cultural activities.
Mandal president Dipak Agarwal said that as the organisation has always been involved in social welfare work, the members and advisers decided that during this COVID-19 pandemic situation, providing assistance to places of worship for maintaining hygiene could be much useful as in such places there is always a gathering of people.
Agarwal hoped that the action will not only contribute towards efforts to prevent outbreak of the novel coronavirus but generate awareness among the public as people observing hygiene practices were likely to follow the same in homes and other places.
He said a handwash basin fitted with a 100-litre tank with two pedals that can be operated by pressing a pedal by legs, has been installed in five places � Buri Guxani Dewal, a temple which is over 225 years old, Sani Thakurbari Temple at Chamber Road, Purana Masjid at Old Balibat which was established in 1835, Hindustani Panchayat Thakurbari at Solicitor Road, and Rashtrabhasa High School.
He thanked the organisation�s advisers, Makhan Gattani, Bimal Bajaj, businessman and president of Marwari Thakurbari, and Ashok Malpani, businessman and former JMB Ward Commissioner of Ward No.6 for their advice on the initiative.