Women sports stars to promote sanitation in Jharkhand, India

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In a noble move, the state government on Saturday announced the decision to use women sportspersons to promote sanitation and hygiene in Jharkhand. Deputy chief minister Hemant Soren, who is in-charge of the drinking water and sanitation department, said the department had already taken a decision and the officials would soon prepare a list of women sportspersons, including those who were not active today but have brought laurels to country and the state in national and international events in the past.

"Unlike other departments which mainly use film stars or only active sportspersons, we have decided to use only women sportspersons including those who have retired and are leading life in obscurity," Soren said.

Read more in The Times of India, 9th December 2012




Date: 13 December 2012