Punjab to start campaign for clean, green schools

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 21:07 IST

In a bid to make government schools clean and green in Punjab, the state education department will start a month-long campaign from Friday.

This decision was taken during a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of education minister Daljit Singh Cheema at his office here today, an official spokesperson said.

The "Sohna School Campaign" would be started from Government Senior Secondary School Mothawal in Kapurthala district where a state-level function would be held by the Education Department, he said.

In a bid to inculcate sense of cleanliness, Cheema and renowned environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal would clean the toilets themselves during this state-level function, he said.

He informed that to make this campaign a success, Punjab education minister and senior department officials would visit different schools of the state and would personally supervise cleanliness of schools.

During the campaign, competitions related to cleanliness, environment, painting and essay would be organised in schools.

The spokesperson said that each school would be directed that the toilets in their premises be cleaned regularly and non-functional toilets be repaired.

The campaign would last on October 31, he said.

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