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Noida schools to hold swachhta drive on Gandhi Jayanti

The directive has been given by the UP government to all districts in the state, asking district administrations to promote the message of sanitation and cleanliness.

noida Updated: Oct 01, 2017 21:38 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Ryan International School Greater Noida took out Swachhta rally ahead of Jayanti on September 29.
Ryan International School Greater Noida took out Swachhta rally ahead of Jayanti on September 29.

Schools, colleges and public offices in Noida and Greater Noida will be taking up ‘Swachh Bharat’ cleanliness mission on Monday to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on October 2.

Private and government schools across Gautam Budh Nagar also held events ahead of Gandhi Jayanti. The Uttar Pradesh government has also asked schools to conduct ‘Swachhta’ (cleanliness) drives in collaboration with students, teachers and school staff.

District administration, along with the education department, will be organising ‘Swachhta Diwas’ under the administration’s plan to organise ‘swachhta fortnight’ in Gautam Budh Nagar from October 1 to 15 in all government schools and villages of the district. The directive has been given by the UP government to all districts in the state, asking district administrations to promote the message of sanitation and cleanliness.

According to district information system for education report, there are 697 government schools in the district. “There will be a rally in all government schools by school children promoting the message of Swachhta. Students will be encouraged to speak on hygiene and sanitation issues. We will also organise painting, elocution and essay writing competitions,” said Anil Kumar Singh, chief development officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Last year, Hindustan Times had reported that the district did not have a single public statue of Gandhi to commemorate the Father of the Nation on his birth anniversary. Only Delhi Public School in Noida Sector 30 boasts of a Gandhi statue on its premises. The school will be organising ‘Swachhta-Ek Sewa’ event tomorrow where students will be taking up the cleaning task inside the school premises.

“We have series of activities planned at DPS Noida where we plan to conduct a special assembly, essay writing competition and cleanliness drive in the school. To generate awareness among masses, the students will visit various sectors and hospitals across Noida,” said a spokesperson of DPS, Sector 30.

Greater Noida schools will also organise cleanliness drives.

“We organised a Swachhta drive in our school premises on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti. Students volunteered along with school staff to organise cleaning drive,” said Sudha Singh, principal, Ryan International School