Nagpur: A group of 25 students of Zilla Parishad schools who have been appointed as ‘Child Swachhata Ambassadors’ (Bal Swachhata Doot) spent a day with Chief Executive Officer Dr Kadambari Balkawde and interacted with her on a host of cleanliness issues. The event was part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.’
With the lead of these “Child Swachhata Ambassadors”, cleanliness and open defecation free villages concept is being implemented. A Class VI student Sakshi Madhukar Rajgire, during the interaction with the CEO, said, “There was no toilet at our house. With repeated pleading to my father, a toilet was built and all the family members were requested to use the facility. With toilet at my home, people in mu village too were requested to construct toilets at their houses and also in school. Today, villagers have toilets and use them. In school also, we use toilet.”
The Chief Executive Officer appreciated the cleanliness work done by students. Dr Balkawde launched a “Shikshan Sanvad” programme from a Fetri-based Zilla Parishad School. 50 students of this school, through post cards, expressed their cleanliness concept and their feelings about their school. This letter communication venture will be implemented in all ZP schools in the district and the CEO too will be replying to letters she received every month.
The Class-V students of Wanadongri Dhanashri Godbole, Priyanka Bhardwaj, Uparwahi’s Puja Chitke and Sarika Bhoyar, Alisha Meshram, Janhavi Raut, Ritu Meshram from Zunki elaborated on the cleanliness work done by them. The students exhorted on how to take care to prevent dengue, malaria and other diseases by maintaining cleanliness.
Other officials present on the occasion include Health Department’s Chief Officer Prashant Thorat, Education Officer Deependra Lokhande, Swachh Bharat Mission’s Nikhil Roundalkar, Dinesh Masodkar, Chaitali Deshmukh, Radha Rahangdale, and others.