Hoshiarpur: Under the directions of Col. GS Sran, Commanding Officer, 12 Pb. Bn. NCC, Hoshiarpur, ‘Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya’ Drive was organised at DAV Senior Secondary School, Hoshiarpur by cadets of school’s NCC Troop no. 58 of 12 Pb. Bn. NCC, Hoshiuarpur today (March 13, 2015).
The drive was led by ANO of the troop Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi and was formally inaugurated by the principal of the school Taranjit. ANO Bakshi apprised the cadets of the beginning and motive of the Sachh Bharat Drive formally inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2014 and Swachh Vidyalaya by Union Minister for HRD Samriti Irani.
He told, “With an aim to promote awareness on hygiene, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on September 25, 2014 had launched ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign as an integral part of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. She told that under this program, the schools with the highest green rating would be felicitated with a cash prize of Rs one lakh.”
Principal Taranjit informed the cadets of the value and importance of cleanliness and asked them to make it a routine to stay clean and keep clean.
The cadets cleaned the schools campus during the drive and took pledge to keep the campus and surroundings clean and green. A team of PI staff of the battalion consisiting of Subedar Rasal Singh, BHM Shamsher Singh, Havildar Ashwani Kumar and Havildar Lalit Kumar also participated in the drive.