Gujarat to celebrate 'Gyan Saptah' from Sept 1

 Gujarat government has planned week-long celebrations 'Gyan Saptah' for Teacher's Day from September 1 to 5 during which several activities including cleanliness drive in villages will be organised.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014, 00:16 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat government has planned week-long celebrations 'Gyan Saptah' for Teacher's Day from September 1 to 5 during which several activities including cleanliness drive in villages will be organised.

As per an official press release issued here today, several activities will be conducted across Gujarat under the Gyan Saptah celebrations, including competitions for students, felicitation of teachers as well as approval to build infrastructure facilities for schools.

"Teacher's Day is celebrated to develop leadership skills among students. It is also celebrated to infuse values such as respect for teachers and a sense of cleanliness among students. We have charted out several programs to inculcate such values among students under the Gyan Saptah celebrations," the release quoted Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama as saying.

On September 1, a cleanliness drive for each village will be conducted. The one-day drive, called 'Swatchh-Gaam', will be supervised by District Development Officer (DDOs).

As per the press release, government officers and school teachers will be roped in to clean villages.

On September 2, the government will approve different infrastructural works for schools. "Based on the applications received, we will immediately give approval to build toilets, compound walls, extra class rooms or any other work related to infrastructure facility for schools," Chudasama said.

On the remaining three days, school students will be involved in different activities, such as mock-teaching rounds, one-act plays, drawing competitions as well as meeting with parents, Minister of State for Primary Education Nanu Vanani said.