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HRD minister stresses awareness on Hygiene

Human resources development minister stresses awareness on sanitation and hygiene issues among school children

NEW DELHI: Human resources development minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday said that awareness on sanitation and hygiene issues among school children, teachers and parents can help create behavioural change within the society.
Raju, who was speaking at the launch of CBSE's 'Waves of Change' programme and distribution of its first National School Sanitation Awards, said personal hygiene and environmental sanitation will help students develop good habits in their formative years. The minister also said that by including sanitation, health and hygiene as part of the curriculum, sustainability can be ensured.
CBSE, in collaboration with the HRD ministry, ministry of urban development and Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH, has introduced the 'National School Sanitation Initiative' with the aim to inculcate good sanitation habits among the school children in order to acquaint, inspire and celebrate excellence in school sanitation. The awards were distributed by Raju.
The National School Sanitation Initiative was launched in April 2010. Under this initiative it is made mandatory for all schools to focus on the practical aspects of sanitation in its right perspective, laying emphasis on personal hygiene, proper sanitation, clean toilet habits, safe drinking water, separate toilets for girl students among others.
More than 160 schools were awarded for their efforts to keep their school clean and following proper sanitation in their school premises. Among the schools which got the maximum number of awards was Amrita Vidyalayam with a total of 16 awards

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2012

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