In Batala, district education officer (secondary) Amardeep Singh Saini inaugurated 'Sohna School Muhim' at DAV Senior Secondary School, Dussehra Ground, here.
Addressing the students, Saini said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a country-wide cleanliness programme in his speech on the Independence Day.
He said the 'Swachh India Abhiyan' was being followed across India from September 26 to October 2.
He asked the students to keep their home, school and surroundings clean.
He said cleanliness should be a part of the character and life of the students and they should always keep up cleanliness in their surroundings.
The DEO (S) told them that as part of the said programme,the competitions of painting,essay writing and delivering speech would be organised in the schools to promote this cleanliness drive in the district.
Using a broom,the DEO (S) himself cleaned a part of the school premises to present an example for the students.The school staff and the students also participated in the 'Sohna School' drive.
On this occasion,the students also pledged always to keep their homes,schools and surroundings clean and would remain responsible citizens throughout their lives.