HCN Jolly Grant & University of Wisconsin Oshkosh USA, launch cleanliness programme

Dehradun, 16 Jan: Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN), Jolly Grant, and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO), USA, and PEN-India School, Bhaniyawala, organised an awareness camp on dental and physical hygiene. The students gave information to the children about dental hygiene, physical hygiene and healthy diet through posters and skits.

On Tuesday, under the guidance of Dr Sanchita Pugazhendi, Principal of Himalayan College of Nursing, Jolly Grant, a 10-member nursing student team from UWO, USA reached PEN-India School, Bhaniyawala. The students of the school welcomed the American nursing students by presenting the national flag. After this, nursing students from UWO, America gave information about physical hygiene and eating habits to the children through posters and drama. They created awareness about dental hygiene through models and later distributed stationery items including toothbrush, toothpaste and fruits to all the children of the school.

On behalf of PEN-India Foundation, Co-Founder Santosh Budakoti informed the nursing students about the social welfare work being done by the Foundation and also presented them a smiley token. Heidi Hansen and Dr Maria Graf, Senior Nursing Faculty of UWO, described the welcome with the Indian national flag as a matter of pride. PIF Founder Anoop Rawat expressed his gratitude to the students for organising the health and awareness camp. HCN faculty Atul Chaudhary, school teachers Deepalika Negi, Ritu Sharma, Deepali Topwal, Nirmala Gusain, Seema Chauhan, etc., helped in making the camp successful.

On the same day the team visited homes in Kaluwala area and spread the message of health and hygiene. Present on the occasion were nursing faculty Dr Kamli Prakash, Chandan Kumar, John Davidson, Diksha Joshi and many nursing students