Various organizations took out a rally in Kathmandu today to mark the occasion of World Toilet Day. According to the UN, the theme for World Toilet Day 2019 is ‘Leaving No One Behind.’
World Toilet Day is celebrated every year to promote sanitation and also help break taboos around toilets. The United Nation General Assembly formally recognised November 19 as the World Toilet Day in 2013.
Open defecation is a huge problem in under-developed countries like Nepal. Though Nepal government declared the country as an Open Defection Free (ODF) zone earlier this year, the term’s implementation in its entirety is highly doubtful.
The rally that began from Bhrikutimandap travelled through Bhadrakali, Sahid Gate and New Road before coming to a halt in Basantapur. The Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, Drinking Water and Sanitation Consumer’s Committee, WaterAid, and Nepal Red Cross Society among other organizations participated in the rally.