Greenway Modern School organized a Swachch
Bharat Pakhwada from 1st to 15th September 2019
under the guidelines of Directorate of Education: Physical Education Branch.
The theme for the pakhwada was “focused
engagement with the teachers”. Before flagging of this 15 days long
cleanliness drive in the school premises, the teachers spoke to the students
about the significance of cleanliness in our lives. They also told the
students that though the campaign is for 15 days only, but the cleanliness is a
thing which had to be maintained even after the stipulated time period.
The school premises including offices, classes, playground and even the parking
lots were to be maintained. For observing the Pakhwada in a benefitting
manner, the students had to complete the tasks which were directed through day
wise action plans.
On Swachchta Shapath Day, awareness
messages were pasted on the gate and the assembly area while students of each
class took an oath to take up at least one activity for
The cleanliness maintenance and planning
day witnessed the inspection of sanitary facilities by the teachers. The
day was planned to encourage cleanliness and waste management.
The Green School Drive encouraged sapling
plantation to make the school greener and cleaner. The concept and
relevance of blue and green color dustbins were introduced to the students.
Swachchta participation Day was full of
mind boggling activities ranging from Essay Writing competition to Painting
competition organised by the teachers for the students on the topic “What makes
my classroom/school/home dirty”.
In class quiz competition and debates were
also organized on cleanliness and hygiene practices in schools.
Personal hygiene, which is the most
important factor in cleanliness was focused on with an audio-visual
progaramme. Through the medium of videos students learnt proper way of
cutting and keeping nails clean, hygienic ways of using toilets and proper
method of hand washing before and after meals. Awareness on water bone
diseases and safe drinking water habits were encouraged too. The students also
took the activity of Water Harvesting and its benefits.
By the end of this drive, the students
observed an alarming point that if we are not serious now towards hazards
caused due to the lack of cleanliness, then in the coming years the environment
would be more polluted and the situation may be very difficult for humans on
earth to survive.