Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. The day is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030.
Each year thousands of people join in on promoting World Toilet Day via social media campaigns, online petitions, and by getting involved in a range of events held in different countries worldwide.
To mark this day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in his tweet said, “On this World Toilet Day, let us reaffirm our pledge to work together to make India completely open defecation free. Cleanliness is a virtue. Let us inculcate this virtue in and every facet of our life. #WorldToiletDay.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Today, on World Toilet Day, we reiterate our commitment towards enhancing cleanliness and sanitation facilities across the nation.
We in India take pride at the remarkable speed with which sanitation cover has increased in the last four years.”
In another tweet, Mr Modi said, “The movement for a cleaner India and ensuring better sanitation facilities is a people’s movement.
It is the 130 crore Indians, particularly women and youngsters who have taken the lead in this movement. I congratulate all those working to fulfil the dream of a Swachh Bharat.”
West Bengal Chief Minister in her tweet said, “On #WorldToiletDay today, let us pledge to eradicate the menace of open defecation.
Our State’s flagship programme, #MissionNirmalBangla, has been very successful. As of May, 2018, 11 districts, 33,261 Villages, 2,621 Gram Panchayats and 255 Blocks in the State have become #ODF.”
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