Students join ‘Swachhta Hi Seva Abhiyan’, to clean school, roads

  • | Sunday | 1st October, 2023

Ranchi: City-based schools observed Swachhta Pakhwara, a cleanliness drive aligned with the Centres Swachhta Hi Seva Abhiyan, to foster cleanliness and instil civic responsibilities among the residents, particularly youths. While some schools commemorated the event on Saturday, others have planned it for Sunday and Monday.One significant highlight of this years celebration will be the determination to clean the roads surrounding the schools.On Saturday, around 30 students of the DAV Public School, Hehal, and members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) participated in the campaign at Ratu Palace. The students displayed their commitment to hygiene by actively participating in cleanliness activities at the palace. They will also organise a cleanliness drive within the school premises and nearby areas on Sunday.Students from Classes VIII to XII of the Delhi Public School will participate in cleanliness campaigns from Birsa Chowk to the Hatia Railway Station. Armed with brooms, garbage bags, they will be responsible for cleaning litter and debris from the assigned areas while promoting the importance of cleanliness.The students of the Bridgeford School will commemorate Swachhta Pakhwara over three days. Their activities include creating awareness-related paintings starting on Saturday, while cleaning an area of approximately 1 km around the school. They will also organise awareness campaigns for the local community on Sunday and Monday.The principal of the Bridgeford School, Seema Chitlangia, said, Through this initiative, we are not only nurturing a clean environment but also instilling a strong sense of responsibility towards our community. These initiatives aim to promote proper waste disposal and sanitation practices.The Firyalal Public School has formed four teams of 20 students each to participate in the campaign. Equipped with masks and cleaning materials provided by the school, the students will focus on cleaning areas such as Ranchi Railway Station, Bus Stand, Jagarnathpur, and HEC Dam on Sunday.The students of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir will clean an area of approximately 1 km around their school premises on Sunday, while GD Goenka Public School students will visit an old-age home and orphanage to clean the nearby areas.We also published the following articles recentlyStudents to pick up brooms, help keep Noida clean this SundayThe Noida Authority is organizing a mega sanitation drive across 70 locations on October 1 to improve the citys Swachh rankings. The drive, named Swachhta Hi Sewa, will involve 100 sanitation workers, residents, and students who will clean public areas such as main roads, residential areas, and parks. Noida was declared the cleanest city in Uttar Pradesh in the Swachh Bharat rankings of 2022. Earlier this month, fines were imposed on sanitation agencies for mismanagement of sanitation works.Humiliation incident: Students parents give school a clean chitThe parents of the Class VIII student involved in the school humiliation incident in Ludhiana have stated before the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights that their daughter was not tortured and her fall from the 3rd floor was an accident. The commission has received written statements from the family and the girl describing the incident as an accident. The school has agreed to make the boundaries safer and take responsibility for the girls treatment until she recovers. The commission has also taken cognizance of another incident where a former student harassed a class 9 girl in a school in Uttar Pradesh.Schools give dengue tips at assemblies, intensify clean-up drive on campusesTo combat the rising cases of dengue, schools in Kolkata are incorporating dengue awareness into their morning assemblies. Private schools are implementing measures such as clearing stagnant water and disposing of garbage to prevent mosquito breeding. Some schools, like St Xaviers Collegiate School, are even organizing medical camps for check-ups and tests. In addition to this, schools are conducting life-skill classes and educating students about mosquito breeding and safety. Some schools are also allowing students to wear trousers and full-sleeve shirts to protect against mosquito bites.

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