The News Minute | October 14, 2014 | 10.43 am ISTTomorrow is hand-washing day. There will be commemorations on television and many people will lend their time, money and resources to the call. Funds will be collected, pledges will be made. Diarrhea kills one million children in India annually. Many lives could have been saved if basic hygiene was an option for our children. It is not. Money and resources such as the effort garnered by the public-private partnership that is the global hand-washing day help, but the last mile requires the state to play its role. The state is a key player in delivering public health, in this case ensure that Indians get water to drink and wash. A recent United Nations (UN) study said over 600 million Indians defecate in public. The public health dangers are obviousOn this hand-washing day, we bring you the story of a village in India:Read more about public private partnerships on this global hand-washing day.