The District Administration of Korba, Chhattisgarh observed global hand washing day on Oct 14, 2014 with over 1,10,703 children from 636 schools washing their hands with soap and water at a football stadium in the urban area and at select points in rural areas at exactly 12.00 noon. The children were administered a sanitation oath. Various departments of the government converged to ensure maximum participation and to provide transport and other facilities. The district collector led the event.