More than 2,500 students to take 'Swachhta Shapath' with Modi

 More than 2,500 students from close to 50 government schools in Delhi will take the 'Swachhta Shapath' tomorrow along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurates his ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' here.

New Delhi: More than 2,500 students from close to 50 government schools in Delhi will take the 'Swachhta Shapath' tomorrow along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurates his ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' here.

Around 2,700 students from 44 government schools will read from the 'pledge paper' along with the prime minister at India Gate and also take part in a 3-km long 'walkathon' which would be held as part of the launch of the cleanliness mission.

Chief of the Directorate of Education (DOE), Padmini Singla, said that both private and aided schools, apart from government schools would be taking part in the campaign.

Medical superintendents and doctors at all the government hospitals in the city will also take a pledge to contribute towards the sanitation drive.

Hospital premises would be cleaned up and the patients and their family members would be sensitised about the need for cleanliness and hygiene.

"Pamphlets will be handed out to patients and their relatives. Hospital authorities have also been instructed to undertake removal of garbage and ensure repairs of taps and pipes in toilets," said a health department official.

Faculty, staff and students at polytechnics, too, will be pitching in to the drive, said an official in the Department of Training and Technical Education.

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