Poster Designing Competition On Theme – "Sanitation and ODF Awareness"
Open defecation is one of the prime causes of public health problems, especially in living spaces that are thickly populated. It arises partly due to unavailability of toilets, ...
Open defecation is one of the prime causes of public health problems, especially in living spaces that are thickly populated. It arises partly due to unavailability of toilets, partly due to overly dirtied toilets, and partly due to behavioural instincts. This apart, some people are also inhibited with the idea of public safety in toilets and hence, avoid using them. There are also instances when a mere preconceived notion about societal gender-based apprehensions holds back people from using toilets.
Assam with a population of 31,160,272 as in 2011 census has a female Diaspora of 15,214,345. The sex ratio is 954 females per 1000 males and the literacy rate is 67.27%. The state doesn’t have a slum population like many other states of the country.
However, open defecation is still a problem regardless of the urban and rural landscapes here. It definitely correlates with poverty, under-nutrition, and high degrees of child mortality. The lands used for defecation become the seeding grounds for disease-causing germs. Hygiene is compromised and human dignity brought down.
ODF (Open Defecation Free) is counted amongst the many sustainable development goals the state is trying to achieve. Through this competition, we want you to actively indulge in spreading awareness about ODF and sanitation as a whole, and help Assam gain an ODF status. For this, we invite users to design a Poster incorporating ODF solutions and practices. We believe your participation will eventually help the state Government take proper measures in addressing the relevant issues at their grassroots and eradicate them. Let us all take a step towards building a Swachh Axom.
• To adopt ODF best practice and contribute to the prevention of defecation-borne problems.
• To figure out solutions for community-led total sanitation along with the safe disposal of feces.
Last Date: - 18-05-2017
First Prize: - Rs. 30,000/-
Second Prize: - Rs. 20,000/-
Third Prize: - Rs. 10,000/-
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