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On Children’s Day, students pick up the broom

posted Nov 16, 2014, 5:06 AM by Hanif Kanjer
Rustomjee Cambridge students get involved with #Swachh Bharathttp://www.iamin.in/en/mumbai-north/news/children%E2%80%99s-day-students-pick-broom-46262
Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:32pm IST Santosh Ray | Edited by: Disha Shetty
  • Students of Rustomjee Cambridge School, Dahisar, helped clean the premises of Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Children’s Day.
    Students of Rustomjee Cambridge School, Dahisar, helped clean the premises of Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Children’s Day.  Santosh Ray/iamin

Swaach Bharat Abhiyan, kick started by the prime minister, has caught the imagination of the young and old. What better way to mark Children’s Day than to teach children the lessons of cleanliness, thought authorities of Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Dahisar. 800 students studying in classes three to nine were brought to Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) where they helped authorities to pick up the thrash left behind by several visitors.
To ensure that there was no duplication of work, every student was given a separate area to clean, along with gloves and masks to protect themselves. Sanjana Dhamankar, a class nine student of Rustomjee Cambridge school, said, “I was inspired by our prime minister when he took to the roads to clean them. Today, I picked up several chocolate wrapped, disposing them at the nearest garbage bin.” Chaitali Mehta, a teacher at Rustomjee Cambridge School, said, “We have to instill the value of cleanliness in the next generation to ensure that the campaign continues for a long time. We have taught children not to throw waste carelessly in public places. They have to also make an effort to ensure that Mumbai remains clean and green.” 

Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:32pm IST Santosh Ray | Edited by: Disha Shetty
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