Irani releases handbook on 'Swachh Vidyalaya' campaign

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday released a handbook on 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya' capturing several good practices followed in many states to keep school premises neat and tidy.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 01, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday released a handbook on 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya' capturing several good practices followed in many states to keep school premises neat and tidy.

Encouraging children to emulate such examples in their schools, the handbook elaborates how schools should be neat and orderly, have clean drinking water spaces, clean toilets and tidy classrooms and compounds.

The Swachh Bharat Mission will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow and 'Swachh Vidyalaya' is a component of that campaign.

Irani had launched the initiative from a Kendriya Vidyalaya here on September 25.

On the occasion, CBSE is launching an expression series on Mahatma Gandhi whose favourite tenets "cleanliness is next to Godliness" is being used as an inspirational tool to conduct the nation-wide cleanliness drive.

The expression series is open to students of classes I-XII.