Union minister Kiren Rijiju and athlete Hima Das (right) taking the #Safehandschallenge

Guwahati: In the era of social media, what’s the best way of spreading awareness if not for social media? As coronavirus is driving India to promote social distancing and shutting down schools, colleges, movie halls, etc, a new challenge, called ‘Safe Hands Challenge’ is doing rounds on Twitter.

Initiated by World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 13, several eminent personalities including Union minister of sports Kiren Rijiju, ace athlete Hima Das, shuttler PV Sindhu have taken up the challenge, where one has to systematically wash their hands to promote handwashing amid the global outbreak of coronavirus.

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Das and Sindhu, on completion of their challenge, had both nominated Rijiju along with others. The sports minister, in turn, nominated union minister Smriti Irani, athlete Manika Batra and Bollywood singer Adnan Sami.

The ‘safe hands challenge’ was initiated to promote the power of clean hands to fight coronavirus.

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