Mumbai: From November 1 to 15, CBSE affiliated schools are asked to observe 'School Swachhata Campaign'. In order to spread awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness and hygiene, the board asked schools to conduct activities like exhibitions and competitions during the two weeks.
"For the school cleanliness drive to achieve its desired goals at the earliest, and in a sustained manner, the board requests all school heads to inspire their staff, students and other stakeholders to fulfil the national mission to provide a clean, healthy and safe learning environment for students," reads the circular on the board's website.
The circular advised schools to host inter-house competition to encourage students to come up with new ideas. Students are appointed to decorate the school walls and toilets with artworks and messages. Some students are also designated to visit classes periodically to update the cleanliness status.
Swachhta House trophy will be rewarded to the best work by the end of the academic session. Special seminar on sanitation will be organised including NGOs and experts.
Many schools may be closed for Diwali during the two weeks. "I haven't seen the circular yet, but we will be on vacation from November 7. We plan to host a a cleanliness drive along with Children's Day celebration on November 25," said the principal of a CBSE school in Navi Mumbai.