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Children play vital role in sanitation

10 unions of Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat fully sanitised in three

Z A M Khairuzzaman, back from Hatibandha (Lalmonirhat)

Ten unions in Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat district are now fully
sanitised. Spontaneous participation of children has prompted the success.

Even three months back, defecation in open space, environmental pollution
and prevalence of water-borne diseases were common in the area.

But the scenario changed rapidly following a joint programme by the Union
Parishads (UPs) and Dhaka Ahsania Mission with assistance from World Bank
and Plan Bangladesh.

Incidence of diseases among the villagers has been reduced.

The unions will be formally declared fully sanitised at a function there on
December 31.

Different promotional activities such as community meetings, courtyard
meetings, school sanitation programmes, religious leaders' orientation,
rallies, miking, postering, collaboration with local government initiatives
and clubs played an effective role to promote sanitation in the entire

According to Hatibandha upazila coordinator of Dishari project Md Masum
Hossain, Nawdabash union Facilitator Md Shahidul Islam and Nawdabash union
coordinator of Plan Bangladesh Afroza Khondker, children played a vital role
in motivating the people. They monitored the Decentralised Total Sanitation
Project (Dishari) activities efficiently. When they detected anybody
defecating openly, at once they blew whistle and assembled fellow children.
They chanted slogans against this. They displayed their names in public
places. Children also brought out processions chanting different health and
hygiene related slogans to make people understand about sanitation. They
staged street dramas, held rallies regularly to make the programme a

Hatibandha Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Jyotirmay Barman played an
important role in succeeding the programme.

Along with 10 unions of Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat, nine unions of
Sripur upazila, Gazipur and six unions of Khansama upazila in Dinajpur were
also brought under the programme.

Following success of the Dishari project, its geographical coverage was
extended to 12 unions of Chirirbandar in Dinajpur, 12 unions of Jaldhaka in
Nilphamari and 11 unions of Chowgachha in Jessore.
DU Bangla Deptt's 80th founding anniversary today
By Staff ReporterDec 24, 2004, 12:05
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The 80th founding anniversary of the Department of Bangla of Dhaka
will be celebrated today (Saturday).
On this occasion, a day-long programme will be organised at Teachers and
Students Centre of Dhaka University. The programme includes procession,
reception to elderly students, lunch, cultural function and publication of
book, titled "Memorable Personalities: Bangla Department."
The programme will start through the procession from the TSC at 9am. The
projectionists will visit the graveyards of National Poet Kazi Nazrul
Islam and
Dr Muhammad Shahidullah, and the Central Shahid Minar where they will
wreath. The inauguration ceremony of the programme will be held at the TSC
auditorium at 10am. Vice-Chancellor Professor SMA Faiz will inaugurate the
Bangla Department."
Reception to elderly students, reminiscences and discussions will be held
the same time.
The lunch and gossiping will be held at the TSC Cafeteria at 1.30pm, while
cultural function will be held at 3pm with the participation of present
former students of Dhaka University.
2015-05-07 12:09:02 UTC
What a nutty headline...just see the paki ghost,who never accept Bangladesh but live with immoral lie...