CBSE-affiliated schools to launch campaign on cleanliness
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday asked all its affiliated schools to participate in the five-week 'Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign' to be launched by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD).chandigarh Updated: Sep 23, 2014 22:33 IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday asked all its affiliated schools to participate in the five-week 'Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign' to be launched by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD).
The campaign will begin on September 25 and will continue till October 31.
In a circular issued on Tuesday, the board said school teachers may make students aware about different aspects of cleanliness during the school assembly every day and convey Mahatma Gandhi's views on cleanliness and hygiene.
According to the circular, students can be made to participate in activities such as cleaning classrooms, laboratories, libraries, besides cleaning statues installed in the school.
They may also be asked to help school workers in cleaning toilets, drinking water areas, kitchen sheds, stores and playgrounds.
The board has also asked schools to organise essay, painting competitions, debates, contests, songs, skits on cleanliness and hygiene.
During this week, the schools have also been told to fill in their sanitation statuses atwww.schoolsanitation.com, which is an award-winning activity.
Schools with good sanitation ratings (after verification) will be felicitated by the CBSE. Schools with green ratings will get cash awards of `1 lakh each.
For securing blue ratings, schools will get cash awards of `75,000 each. For yellow ratings, schools will get cash awards of `25,000.
Schools with black or red will indicate that there is room for improvement.
According to the circular, schools will continue the campaign and the sanitation ratings till August 15, 2015, by organising film screenings, model activities on hygiene, periodic essay, painting and other competitions, role plays to reassert the message of the campaign.
Local CBSE counsellor Rakesh Sachdeva said this was a unique initiative of the CBSE.
Sachdeva urged schools to come forward and implement the programme on their respective campuses.
He added that this programme would also help students inculcate clean and hygienic habits.