Indian Cricket Team Joins 100 Million School Children to Soap Up For Global Handwashing Day
Chandigarh, India, 15 October 2008: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his team mates are joining millions of school children around the country to lather up for better health and hygiene as part of today's first ever Global Handwashing Day.
"Sachin, you and your team mates, are an inspiration to young Indians and cricket fans around the world," said UNICEF’s India Representative, Karin Hulshof, who travelled to Mohali Cricket grounds, in Chandigarh, for the event. "And even more important is your commitment to giving your time and energy to keep India's children safe and healthy. You and the team are great examples of what we – the Government of India, UNICEF, Indian cricket and the young people throughout this great nation – can achieve together when we wash our hands with soap to stay healthy."