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‘The Urgent Run’ to address sanitation problem in Delhi

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New Delhi: In a bid to address the public sanitation problems, ‘The Flush Mob’ is gearing up to bolster the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ through numerous programs in the capital on November 7. The body which is associated with the World Toilet Organization (WTO) endorsed by UN Waters, is aiming to increase the efficiency in maintaining sanitation in public toilets.

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The outfit, in their program, would also include workers deployed in various privately run public conveniences and apprise the rural people to be more aware about sanitation.

Among the plethora of activities, a walkathon from Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station gate no. 4 to Ramjas College, Delhi University at 7 am, a poetry workshop, pottery, dance, spilling colors through painting, creative relay and quizzing mainly for children, are slated to take place.

The group would also organize events like “Poop Hunt”, “Poop Eye”, “Poop to the Loo” and “Poop Mine” to lure people into their initiative. A musical extravaganza will also enthral the crowd at the Ramjas campus. This would be the first time such an event would take place in Delhi.

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‘The Flush Mob’, founded by documentary film-maker Saptarshi Roy, recently became a part of the popular and lively initiative Raahgiri!

Speaking on setting up “The Flush Mob”, Roy said, “Meeting Mr Jack Sim, Mr Toilet, the founder of the World Toilet Organization, I exactly knew what and how I had to start what I always wanted to do. He became my biggest inspiration. If not the whole India, me and my super energetic team of volunteers would keep doing small and big things to improve the situation in Delhi & NCR.”

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Activists of the organisation are not a group of people whom you see running with ‘Harpics’ and broomsticks, but dedicated cadres who are taking the task of promoting sanitation and health-care to the next level.

At least 13 countries have observed the UN World Toilet Day: Sanitation for All in the past. Mumbai too had hosted various programmes on the day. But this would be the first time that such an event would be celebrated in the capital city.

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With slogans, posters and screaming taglines like, “who does not want to give a shit?”, “Giving a shit is always fun!”, “Let’s run for the urgent run together”, the “Urgent Run” initiative by The Flush Mob is expected to grab a lot of eye-balls in its vision to bring in a change in issues of sanitation.

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The Urgent Run is set to take place on the November 7 at Ramjas College.

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Vaccination Not Forced on Children: Delhi Health Authorities

The prime target, according to the Ministry, is immunising children in the pre-schools, school children from both government and private institutions and those out of school

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Vaccination not forced on children: Delhi health authorities. Flickr

The measles and rubella (MR) vaccination programme, which was deferred following an intervention by the Delhi High Court, does not override the consent of students, said state’s health authorities for the campaign.

“It is totally wrong to say that vaccination was administered without consent. Though there has never been the process of seeking permission for any vaccination from guardians, people are free to refuse vaccination as we don’t force anyone,” Dr Suresh Seth, Delhi programme chief for immunisation told IANS on Wednesday.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred implementation of the “Measles and Rubella (MR) Vaccine Immunisation Campaign”, saying that vaccination cannot be administered “forcibly” and without the consent of parents.

The court’s order came while hearing pleas by parents of some minor students at city’s schools alleging that the MR campaign is a “violation of the fundamental rights” of the students as their consent had not been taken.

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A child receives a vaccination shot at a hospital in Rongan in China’s southern Guangxi region on July 23, 2018. VOA

“We will comply with court’s orders. Our preparations are same and will start the very next day the high court gives clearance for the campaign,” Dr Seth said.

The Delhi Health Department will also share inputs with the Health and Welfare Family Ministry, which has been asked by the high court to respond by January 21.

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The measles and rubella vaccination campaign was scheduled to begin in the national capital from January 15, aiming at immunising nearly 55 lakh children in the age group of 9 months up to 15 years across 11 districts of Delhi.

The prime target, according to the Ministry, is immunising children in the pre-schools, school children from both government and private institutions and those out of school. (IANS)