28,000 schoolchildren take part in NDMC’s cleanliness campaign
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Sunday organised a sanitation drive in its schools under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Around 28,000 students from 60 NDMC schools, 1,600 teachers, 400 non-teaching staff and NDMC workers, consisting 2,860 safai karmcharis and 3,901 beldars, participated in the two-hour-long drive from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar said electrical and building maintenance works were carried out in schools. Besides, plants were also pruned. The Council aims at ensuring cleanliness in schools and surrounding areas and inculcate those habits among students, he added.
Kumar said the drive would be a permanent part of school curriculum and will be undertaken on the first Saturday every month. Awareness will be generated among students so that they are able to motivate and encourage others to keep their homes and surroundings clean.
He added on the basis of the schools’ performance during the special sanitation drive, five schools would be adjudged the best and would be awarded prizes.
He said the Council aims to transform the New Delhi area in terms of hygiene and ensure that the Lutyens zone is as an example for others to follow.