Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Now Schools to Adopt their Vicinity and Maintain them During Games

About 1,000 private and government schools in Delhi and national capital region (NCR) will adopt areas in their vicinity and maintain them during the Commonwealth Games.

This is part of an initiative to sensitize and educate students about keeping their environment clean and healthy. The drive was launched by human resource development minister Kapil Sibal on Monday across schools and colleges in Delhi and the NCR.

The endeavor, “Clean Delhi Drive”, has been organized by NGO Art of Living under the aegis of its ongoing “Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna” campaign. It will culminate on September 12, which will be observed as Clean Delhi Day.

As part of the drive, musical concerts and street plays will be held in colleges, universities and educational institutions to exhort students to join the campaign.

“Mahatma Gandhi said cleanliness is next to Godliness. Six lakh children and 1,500 schools have already participated in the art competition and I am delighted with this initiative to introduce children to such a wonderful campaign,” said Sibal.