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Small hands show the way to cleanliness

Staff Reporter
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Schoolchildren joined the staff of the Thiruvananthapuram museum and zoo in cleaning the museum park.

Setting an example:Students of Christ Nagar International School cleaning the museum park in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.— Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar
Setting an example:Students of Christ Nagar International School cleaning the museum park in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.— Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar

Sheeba and her team of cleaning staff at the Thiruvananthapuram museum and zoo had as many as 150 additional pair of hands to clean the sprawling campus on Friday.

As part of a cleanliness drive in connection with Gandhi Jayanti, a team of students from Christ Nagar International School under the guidance of their teachers joined the staff in cleaning the museum park.

The students carrying placards on cleanliness reached the museum compound at 9 a.m. A meeting was held prior to the drive at which student representatives spoke on waste disposal and management. Principal of the school Josey Kolammallil and Zoo Director K. Udhayavarman attended the meeting.

Two groups

The students set out in two groups to clean the area, starting from the bandstand. The students segregated plastic and other waste materials and disposed them in allotted areas near the park.

Fr. Josey Kolammallil said the two-hour drive was part of a project ‘My footprints on ecology’, which gives emphasis to nature-related projects.

School campus cleaned

“We also conducted a sanitation drive on the school campus and at Kanaka Nagar, our immediate neighbourhood, before proceeding to clean the museum,” said Fr. Josey Kolammallil.

Documentary planned

To drive home the message of a clean environment, a team of students from the school are coming up with a documentary to create awareness about the waste management problem in the city.

“The work on the film has begun. Director Satheesh Venganoor has written the script and the film sends the message of proper waste management,” said the Principal. To make the students environment-conscious, the school conducts nature trips and weekly discussion on related issues.


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