CBSE wants cleanliness ambassadors in schools


In yet another attempt to push the Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya programme, schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been urged to set up a Swachhata Ambassador Committee (SAC), which is expected to lay down guidelines to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

The committees are supposed to get teachers and students to monitor cleanliness and hygiene in the institution. CBSE also plans to send a toolkit containing a list of instructions to help the SAC function effectively. In January, schools were asked to administer a swachhata pledge during the assembly and promise to keep their surroundings clean.

Most schools are planning to entrust this responsibility to their student leaders and class representatives.

Deepa Sridhar of Sri Kumaran Public School said the institution carries out a cleanliness campaign at the end of every term.

However, many schools say they had appointed the committee about a year ago.

J. Anantha Padamanabhan, principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, M.G. Railway Colony, told The Hindu that the committee comprises two teachers and six students. Besides this, each class has a cleanliness monitor to ensure that the classroom is kept clean.

“Members of the committee go all around the campus three times a day and report to the teacher at the end of every day. If there is a need to set anything right, they talk to the housekeeping staff and ensure that it is done,” he said.

The committees

are supposed to

get teachers and students to monitor cleanliness

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