Broom-wielding students vow to maintain cleanliness

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 03, 2014 12:19 IST

The local government schools opened for over two hours on Thursday to participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Thousands of students participated in cleaning their classes and pledged to keep them clean in future.

At Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16, faculty and students of the school kicked off the mission by taking pledge of keeping the school clean. A rally was also taken out by the NSS wing, NCC wing, Guides and Scouts and other students in the school’s neighbourhood to spread the message of cleanliness. The students also visited Gandhi Smarak Bhawan in Sector 16 where the director the bhawan apprised the students of many inspiring incidents from Gandhi’s life.

A poster making competition on cleanliness was organised for students of Classes 9 to 12.

Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Dhanas, also organised a cleanliness drive and a special assembly. At GMSSS-21, principal, staff members, students and NSS and Scout Guides volunteers pledged to keep the school campus and their surroundings clean. A rally and a poster-making competition were also held. The programme at Government Model High School, Sector 36, started with a cultural function through which students recalled the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Headmaster Rakesh Sood told the students to follow the path of truth and highlighted the Gandhian philosophy.

Director, public instruction, schools, Kamlesh Kumar said the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was successfully launched in government schools.

PEC University of Technology

Students and staff of PEC University of Technology on Thursday took a sanitation pledge on the campus organised by NSS and NCC units of the college. Cleanliness drives were organised throughout the week. Restrooms, classrooms, laboratories, hostels, playgrounds and market complexes were systematically cleaned. Various sensitisation programmes were also organised. Students were made aware about the importance of cleanliness. Debates, poster making and slogan writing competitions were also held. Prof KK Garg stressed on the need to inculcate hygienic habits. Prof A Manna stressed on the need of a collecting garbage at disposable sites from where it can be processed further for reuse and recycling. Prof SK Suman spoke on the segregation of waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable forms. He also encouraged students to perceive waste as a source of untapped energy.

DAV College

Students and staff of DAV College, Sector 10, participated in the Swachhta Shapath on Thursday. They vowed to keep themselves and their surroundings clean. After the shapath they all cleaned the college and its surroundings. A seven-day and night NSS camp was also set up at the college. The camp was inaugurated by Prof Yograj Angrish, NSS coordinator, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof Angrish appreciated the efforts of the students in holding the cleanliness drive within and around the campus.
Int’l youth delegates clean bus stand

International delegates of ninth International Youth Peace Fest led by ‘American Gandhi’ Bernie Meyer conducted a cleanliness drive to mark Gandhi Jayanti at the Inter-state Bus Terminus, Sector 17, on Thursday.

Appreciating government’s effort to promote cleanliness and garbage-free environment, Meyer said Gandhi treated cleanliness more important than even fighting for Independence,

As part of the ninth International Youth Peace Fest that concluded on Thursday, over 300 participants from 30 countries enjoyed an action-oriented week that comprised inspirational peace-talks, creative workshops and cooperative games. A logo designed by cartoonist Sandeep Joshi for the 10th Global Youth Peace Fest was released by former union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Punjab industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal at a ceremony at SD College, Sector 32.

Pramod Sharma, coordinator, Yuvsatta that organised this fest, said next year, the annual mega event would be held from September 27 to October 2, 2015, under the new name, ‘Global Youth Peace Fest-2015’.

GCCBA- 42, Chandigarh
Government College for Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42,
Chandigarh, launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday. Deputy mayor of Chandigarh
Davesh Moudgil was the chief guest. He administered the Cleanliness Pledge to the teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the college.

Dev Samaj College of Education
Members of the NSS unit of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36-B, Chandigarh, took a ‘Cleanliness Pledge’ as part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. The oath was administered by NSS programme officers Anuradha Agnihotri and Rohit Bhandari.

College dean Agnese Dhillongave tips on personal hygiene and keeping our surroundings clean.
This was followed by a cleanliness drive on the college campus, wherein NSS volunteers cleaned classrooms, library, labs, basketball court and offices. A grooming workshop for NSS volunteers was conducted by Chanda Gupta, lecturer of cosmetology, MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh.
She spoke about following a daily skin care regime and home remedies. She gave a demonstration on make-up and hairstyling.

Swami Ramtirath Smart School, SAS Nagar
Swami Ramtirath Smart School, Phase 4, SAS Nagar, launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The campaign was inaugurated by school director Sujata Sharma. Students vowed to keep their surroundings clean.
The director appreciated the efforts of the students in conducted the campaign and motivated them to maintain cleanliness throughout the year.

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