Greenway Modern School organized a Swachch Bharat Pakhwada
from 1st to 15th September 2018 under the guidelines of
office of the Special Director of Education (CTB).
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 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.
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
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
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.