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In Allahabad, children’s ideas on cleanliness a hit on social media

The Facebook page of North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC) is getting hundreds of ‘likes’ daily as the centre has put up interesting ideas and paintings of school children on ‘Swachh Bharat’ on its official Fb page.

lucknow Updated: Apr 24, 2017 12:38 IST
Smriti Malaviya
School children participating in essay competition at NCZCC.
School children participating in essay competition at NCZCC.(HT Photo)

Thought-provoking ideas of children for keeping the country clean are attracting attention on social media these days.

For instance, the Facebook page of North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC)--one of the seven zonal cultural centres in the country--is getting hundreds of ‘likes’ daily as the centre has put up interesting ideas and paintings of schoolchildren on ‘Swachh Bharat’ on its official FB page for encouraging citizens to keep the city clean.

These activities have been organised by NCZCC as part of ongoing cleanliness fortnight organised by the ministry of culture. The failure of previous Congress government in pushing forward the agenda of ‘Swachh Bharat’, to PM Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Aditynath all find mention in the essays written by children from different schools in the city.

“We decided to organise the cleanliness fortnight in a different manner. Besides cleaning the NCZCC campus and office, we made children as young crusaders of Swachh Bharat Swastha Bharat Mission,” shared Narendra Singh, director in charge of NCZCC.

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, he said they were quite surprised by the overwhelming response of the schoolchildren towards the initiative. “40 to 50 children from class 5 to 12 are coming to the centre to participate in painting, essay and debate competitions. They are happy to know that the centre has uploaded their paintings and essay on its official website and Facebook page,” he added.

He said the winners would also be awarded at a function on April 30. “These children are also encouraging their parents in keeping the house clean,” Singh said.

Some children also talk about taking small steps like dumping refuse in only waste baskets, avoid spitting on the road, planting saplings, cleaning streets once a week in their paintings and essays. The NCZCC organises cultural events in seven states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

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