Panaji: January 13, 2016 …. Governor of Goa Dr (Smt) Mridula Singh has set a task for higher secondary and school children in furtherance of Prime Minister’s Clean India Mission, at a meeting with Principals and Headmasters of High schools and Higher Secondary schools held at Raj Bhavan, yesterday.
Governor Dr (Smt) Sinha in her guidance to the meeting remarked that every section of the society should contribute for the success of Clean India Mission for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed the Governor of Goa as the nominee of the Mission.
The meeting discussed at length the programmes of putting slogans Swachh Bharat on school walls, vehicles, envelopes, receipts used by offices and other publication. It was also discussed to place adequate numbers of dustbins of suitable size in school campuses.
The meeting also discussed provision of separate toilets for boys and girls and stressed on proper maintenance. The allocations of areas in the school premises to different groups of students were also discussed.
Governor Dr( Smt) Sinha stressed on holdings regular cleanliness drives by students and teachers within and outside the school and also holding of competitions on cleanliness and giving suitable prize/reward to the best performing students.
Dr. (Smt) Sinha underscored the need for teachers to imbibe in the students the importance of cleanliness and target them for cleanliness surrounding the educational campuses. Teachers should explain to the students, the need and importance of personal hygiene, she said.
The Governor also introduced in the meeting do’s and don t’s for school children for Clean India Mission highlighting the importance of cleanliness which include keeping home and court yard clean, create a dug to dispose a waste, cleaning of every part of body while bathing, promote cleanliness – related conduct through workforce etc. and also not to dispose garbage in a public place, and other dont’s.
In the meeting, slogans for clean India mission were released which include – Clean Goa, Jai-Jai Bharat, Freedom Is Our Right, Cleanliness Is Duty, Hold Your Hand, Do Not Litter, Work Together, Make Society Clean, Work Together, Keep Our City Clean, Cleanliness Is Culture inculcated by family.
The Headmasters/Principals explained to the Governor the work they have undertaken in this Clean India Mission.
The Governor also released in the meeting a letter of pledge with the objective of making the Clean India Mission successful as resolved/visualized by the Prime Minister.
The Governor also released poems in Hindi penned by her on the importance of Clean India.
Secretary to Governor Smt. Shilpa Shinde (IAS), Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, Spl. Secretary to Governor, Shri Anshuman Abhishek, OSD to Governor, Shri Dilip Bhagat (Dy. Director) Education, Central Education Zone and Sr. Officers of Education Department were present at the meeting.