With an aim to achieve the Prime Minister’s goal of a Clean India by October 2nd, 2019, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the students and teachers of Amrita Vidyalayam Sadashivgad, Karwar observed Swachhata Pakhwada from September 1 to 15, 2018 as per the guidelines of CBSE. A brief report of the activities conducted during the fortnight is given below.
Swachhata Shapath Day was observed on September 1st wherein all students and teachers took the pledge to maintain cleanliness around their school, homes and town. On this occasion, 2 students from Std. VIII spoke highlighting the importance of cleanliness and the steps to be taken to ensure a healthy and safe environment. In addition, Headmistress Vinaylaxmi Naik asked everyone to make Swachhata Pakhwada a programme that is conducted from the heart and not merely as a token gesture. She exhorted all students and staff to take some initiatives in their classrooms, homes and community to bring about a perceptible and tangible change in cleanliness. She reminded everyone that the small steps taken by each person is essential to realize the goal of a Swachh Bharat.
3-9-18 & 4-9-18
A cleanliness drive was conducted on the school premises on the 3rd and 4th. Students and teachers made vital efforts to make the school premises spotless as they cleaned the lawns, corridors and classrooms. The active participation of the students portrayed how committed they were to keeping their surroundings clean and green.
Teachers highlighted the principle of reduce, reuse and recycle to save the environment on the 5th. In addition, education on segregating waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste was given to the children. Students from classes VI to X made cloth bags from waste materials to promote the ban on plastic. Children also planted saplings on the school premises.
A drawing competition was conducted on the theme “Clean India, Green India” on the 6th to promote students’ ideas on cleanliness.
Teachers demonstrated the hygienic methods of cleaning hands before and after food on the 7th. In addition, the negative effects of not washing their hands were explained to the children.
An inspirational video to promote cleanliness was shown to the children on the 8th to enlighten each one and make them thirst for a clean society and country.
On the 11th, students depicted the message of cleanliness through slogans, paintings and drawings on the display board which drew special attention to the Swachhata Pakhwada fortnight, creating awareness about cleanliness in the children and their parents.
Students were educated on making water safe for drinking using methods like filtration.
Students of classes VIII and IX participated enthusiastically in a cleanliness march and cleaned the streets outside the school, while students of classes VI and VII cleaned the school premises.
The Swachhata Pakhwada initiative was very insightful as it reinstated the importance of a clean environment and motivated all to take the necessary steps on an everyday basis to move towards a cleaner and greener tomorrow.
|1-9-18||Saturday||Pledge taking ceremony|
|3-9-18 & 4-9-18||Monday & Tuesday||Cleaning classroom|
|5-9-18||Wednesday||Awareness on classifying waste, making cloth bags and planting saplings|
|6-9-18||Thursday||Drawing Competition on theme – “Clean India, Green India”|
|7-9-18||Friday||Hand washing technique demonstration|
|8-9-18||Saturday||Inspirational video to promote cleanliness|
|11-9-18||Tuesday||Making articles related to “Cleanliness” and displaying on display board|
|12-9-18||Wednesday||Education about filtration techniques to obtain clean water|
|15-9-18||Saturday||School March along with cleaning areas in and around the school|