SWACHCH BHARAT PAKHWADA………… EK KADAM SWACHATA KI AUR
Greenway Modern School organized a Swachch Bharat Pakhwada from 1st to 15th September 2021 under the guidelines of CBSE CIRCULAR – 73/2021 dated 31st August 2021
The themes for the Pakhwada were three major Precautionary Practices – “Handwashing with Soap, Use of Mask, and Social Distancing”. Before flagging this 15-day long cleanliness drive on the school premises, the teachers spoke to the students about the significance of cleanliness in our lives online. They also told the students that though the campaign is for 15 days only, cleanliness is a thing that 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.
Students of each class took an oath to take up at least one activity for personal/school/home/community cleanliness.
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.
Swachchta participation Day was full of mind-boggling activities ranging from the Essay Writing competition to the Painting competition organized by the teachers for the students. In-class quiz competitions 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 an audio-visual program. Through the medium of videos, students learned the proper way of cutting and keeping nails clean, hygienic ways of using toilets, and proper methods of hand washing before and after meals. Awareness of 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.