The National Bal Swachhata Mission has been launched by the Government of India on November 14th, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
A comprehensive programme has been prepared for the six-day-long programme, which will be carried out in the district for sensitizing and involving children in different aspects of hygiene and sanitation.
All schools have been instructed to conduct the six-day programme, which was formally launched by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on the occasion of Children’s Day.
The six main themes chosen for the Bal Swachhta Mission are,
- Clean school and anganwadis
- Clean surroundings like playgrounds
- Clean self (personal hygiene/ child health)
- Clean food
- Clean drinking water
- Clean toilets.
Apart from this, Bal Swachhta Week is being observed from 14 November to 19 November 2014 and one of these themes will be focused across the district each day. The Bal Swachhta Mission will culminate with World Toilet Day on November 19, thus spreading the message of ending open defecation.
Bal Swachhata mission is part of the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary last month.