Every year, on the 20th of March, the world celebrates World Oral Health Day. This occasion aims to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge, tools, and confidence to maintain good oral health. Its purpose is to educate people on the importance of adopting a good oral hygiene routine and mitigating risk factors that contribute to poor oral health, such as unhealthy eating and tobacco use.
The theme for this year’s World Oral Health Day is “Be Proud of Your Mouth.” The selected theme aims to encourage people to take pride in their oral health and highlight its overall significance. Adopting this theme will inspire people to cherish and care for their mouths, leading to improved overall health and well-being.
In celebration of World Oral Health Day, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) is collaborating with the Centre for Dental Education and Research AIIMS, New Delhi, and MyGov to organize an online “Poem Writing Competition on Oral Health.” The competition is open to children between the ages of 8 and 16 and requires participants to write a poem that conveys the importance of taking care of oral health.
The rules of the competition :
1. The poem should convey the importance of taking care of oral health.
2. Children under the age group of 8 to 16 years are eligible to participate in the competition.
3. Multiple entries by a child are not allowed.
4. Poem should contain a minimum of 10 lines and can be both in Hindi and English.
The selected top entries will be awarded Cash Prizes and will be featured on the website and mobile application on oral health by MoHFW – eDantSeva
First Prize: Rs 3000/-
Second Prize: Rs 2000/-
Third Prize: Rs 1000/-
In conclusion, World Oral Health Day serves as a reminder of the importance of good oral health and the need to take care of our mouths. By participating in the “Poem Writing Competition on Oral Health,” children can learn about the significance of oral health and express their creativity at the same time. Let us celebrate this day by promoting good oral health practices and supporting initiatives that raise awareness about oral health.