Dettol takes lead


Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Dettol Pakistan celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2016 by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most participants in a handwashing relay. The event was held at Metro Cash & Carry in Gulshan e Iqbal, where 1636 students from various local schools participated enthusiastically and in doing so broke the record of 1410 hand washes. Speaking about the activity, Shahzeb Mehmood, CEO RB Pakistan stated, “Every year, Pakistan loses approximately 53,000 children to diarrhoea – a disease that is preventable through the simple act of hand washing. With over 1600 students taking part in the hand washing relay today, we hope to take this message across Pakistan and instill the habit of washing hands among children. Dettol is committed to saving these lives and with the support of the government, NGOs, schools and each and every citizen of Pakistan; we can be successful in this endeavour.” Global authority on record-breaking, Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici said on the occasion, “We congratulate Dettol Pakistan on their new Guinness World Records title. To engage so many people in such a fantastic event is a truly impressive achievement.” As an integral part of its philosophy of promoting good hand hygiene habits, Dettol Pakistan reaches out to millions of children & their mothers annually through its successful school program to educate them about the importance of hand washing. In line with this mission, Dettol Pakistan gathered school children to educate them on the correct procedure of hand washing and set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most participants in a handwashing relay in doing so.