Maneka Gandhi to launch Bal Swachhata Abhiyan on Friday

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will launch Bal Swachhata Abhiyan in the national capital at the Maidangarhi anganwadi on Friday, the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharhar Lal Nehru.

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will launch Bal Swachhata Abhiyan in the national capital at the Maidangarhi anganwadi on Friday, the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharhar Lal Nehru.

Gandhi will launch the campaign as part of the government's nationwide mission, said a Delhi government official.

The Delhi government will continue the campaign till the birth anniversary of the first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on November 19.

The official said Chief Secretary D M Spolia today chaired a meeting for the preparations of the event and gave necessary instructions to the departments of Women and Child Development, Health, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, three municipal corporations and Delhi Jal Board for it.

Local MP Ramesh Bidhuri and senior officials of the city government will attend the launch function tomorrow.

The official said the Directorate of Education has directed all heads of government and government-aided schools and unaided private schools to launch the mission and sensitise children on different aspects of hygiene, including clean schools, surroundings, play area, drinking water, toilets and food and personal hygiene.

Tomorrow, during the morning assembly of schools, the students will take a resolve that they will not use polythene bags, will not waste any paper and use the dustbins placed in the school, the official said.

Tomorrow's theme is 'clean school', the official said.

On November 1, the theme would be 'clean food' and students would bring home-made food for the lunch and will not consume any junk food, the official said.

On November 17, theme of schools would be 'clean self, personal hygiene and child health'.

On November 18, the theme would be 'clean drinking water' while on November 19, the focus would on clean toilets, the official said.  

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