In Nepal, a Radio Jingle Celebrates the National Sanitation Week


In Tikapur, Nepal, a joint coordinated effort for media advocacy and awareness took place during 13th National Sanitation Week (NSW) celebration that commenced on 5 June 2012.

A  Radio jingle has been prepared for the occasion. The National Sanitation Week (NSW) is celebrated every year with a weeklong activities starting on World Environment Day with much vigor and gusto by all sector actors and organizations. Other advocacy tools have been developed and disseminated in other districts.

Below, a transcription of this jingle in Nepali Language into English:

Campaign, Campaign, campaign, Open Defecation Free (ODF) Campaign. (background music)

Slogan of NSW:
With one household, one toilet, and water tap nearby,
Let us all put our effort together to establish the country free from open defecation

Let us increase our dignity by behavior build up towards total sanitation and establish Tikapur Municipality- ODF area within 2 years.

Sanitation for Health, Dignity and Development

Message issued in public interest on the auspicious occasion of 13th National Sanitation Week  jointly by Tikapur Municipality, UN-Habitat and Community Radio-Tikapur FM

Where there is rampant open defecation, there are people affected by various diseases. (background music)