#SafeHandsChallenge: Minister Kiren Rijiju, PV Sindhu and others show India how to wash hands amidst Coronavirus scare!

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As the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has found its way all across the globe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) termed the outbreak as pandemic, along with several guidelines and restrictions on how to prevent further contamination of the virus into the population. Recently, WHO has started a social media campaign termed ‘#SafeHandsChallenge’ challenge, in an attempt to spread awareness against the Coronavirus woe. Several and iconic figures have come forward with a video of themselves washing their hands and nominating others.

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The online challenge was started with Indian badminton Ace PV Sindhu, who was nominated by former US consul general of Hyderabad Katherine Hadda. Along with uploading a clip of herself washing hands, Sindhu further nominated Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Indian Tennis veteran Sania Mirza.

Superstar Indian sprinter Hima Das shared her clip, and nominated Kiren Rijiju, bollywood icon Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, iconic boxer MC Mary Kom and Indian Women’s Hockey Team captain Rani Rampal.

Kiren Rijiju was soon to follow up on his nomination, as he shared a clip doing the challenge, along with some advises to the citizens. he further nominated Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani, Indian Table Tennis icon Manika Batra and singer Adnan Sami.

Sachin Tendulkar talked about washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, as he uploaded his clip.

Indian hockey skipper Rani Rampal shared her video of washing hands, and mentioned her team’s coach Sjoerd Marijne, lead scientific advisor Wayne Lombard, Indian pugilist Vijender Singh, tennis star Karman Kaur Thandi, wrestler sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat and wrestler Sangram Singh.

Former tennis icon Maria Sharapova also joined in for the challenge.

Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger advised his fans all over the world to pay heed to the experts about the virus, as he was seen in a wholesome video of washing hands along with his dog Cherry.

Fellow Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman also added in the practice of conserving water while washing hands as he uploaded his clip.

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone also joined in the trend, and she nominated Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kohli.

Actor Vatsal Sheth shared his clip, along with his witty trick of singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to account for the 20 seconds time frame, recommended for washing hands.

International Sand Artist & Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik also took up the challenge.

Chandan Ray, captain of the Indian leg cricket team posted his clip, and mentioned Indian boxers Simranjit Kaur and Lovlina Borgohain, and weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga.

Indian Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan shared his clip, and nominated all Members of Parliament to take up the challenge.

Anuradha Acharya, the founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome jpined in with her video.

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