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Memo:17004, Dt:12.11.14 :: Launching of Swachh Balak Mission in all Schools and Anganwadis In the Country from 14th to 19lh Nov 2014

Memo.No.17004/PE-Prog.ll/A1/2014- Dated: 12.11.2014 :: School Education Department - Launching of Swachh Balak Mission in all School and Anganwadis In the Country from 14th to 19lh November, 2014 by th Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt of India Certain instructions issued - Reg.

References:
1 From the Secretary, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt of India, Lr D.O. No. W-11013/13/2014-NBA, dt:14.10.2014
2 From the Joint Secretary, Dapt of School Edn & Lit, MHRD, GoI, New Dlehi, Lr F. No. 7-115/2014 UT2, dated 03.11.2014.

ORDER:
Copies of references 1s' & 2nd cited are sent herewith. The Commissioner & Director of School Education A.P. Hyderabad and the State Project Director, SSA, A.P. Hyderabad are informed that children can plan a very important role in achieving Swachh Bharat by 2019. If children can be motivated In keeping themselves clean, their homes, schools and surrounding clean and given the right messages on the importance of sanitation, they can not only contribute immensely towards improving the sanitation situation in
the country but also by becoming ambassadors of cleanliness in their homes and communities. In order to focus the above theme, Bat Swachhta Mission will be launched on 14th November, 2014 and continued upto 19!h November, 2014. The themes of the Mission for the inaugural week starting 14th November 2014 are as follows;-
   *  14th November 2014 :Clean School/surroundings/play area
   *  15th November 2014 :Clean Food
   *  17th November 2014 :Clean Self (the activities on clean self/personal hygiene can be taken up on any day)
   *  18th November 2014 :Clean Drinking Water
   *  19lh November 2014 :Clean Toilets

2. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct online competitions are designed to encourage participation in the themes on different days of the week.

3. Therefore, she/he is requested to take necessary action for participation of students in this endeavour In their own schools. Besides the suggested themes, innovative actiyities involving children in participating in Bai Swachhta Mission would also be appreciated.

4. She/he is also requested to furnish action taken report to Government from time to time progress of the above Mission.

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A letter from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy on Bal Swachhta Mission

F. No, 7-115/2014 UT2, Dated: 3* November 2014 :: Government of india-Ministry of Human Resource Development-Department of School Education and Literacy

Addressed from :
Shri Adhar Slnha,
Principal Secretary {School Edu.). Govt, of Andhra Pradesh
North H Block, 1" Floor, Room No.C, Andhra Pradesh Secretariat
Hyderabad-500022, ANDHRA PRADESH

Dear Sir,
As you are aware the Bal Swachhta Mission will be launched on 14th November 2014.
1. In this regard a detailed letter by Ms Vijaylaxmt Joshi, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation dated 14th October 2014 has already been sent to Chief Secretary of your State ( copy enclosed),

2. The themes of the Mission for the Inaugural week starting 14th November 2014 are as foilows:-
    * 14m November 2014 : Clean School/sourroundings/play area
    * 15lh November 2014 : Clean Food
    * 17th November 2014 : Clean Self (the activities on clean self/personal hygiene can be taken up on any day)
    * 18lh November 2014 : Clean Drinking Water
    * 19th November 2014 : Clean Toilets

3. Activities proposed to be conducted by Kendriya^ Vidyaiaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vtdyalaya Samiti (NVS), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) etc. through their institutions are designed to encourage participation in the themes mentioned above,

4. Centra! Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) wilt also conduct an online competition on oach of the above themes on different days of the week.

5. As most of our school going children study in Government and Government aided schools in the States and UTs, it would be appreciated if you could consider in making children in schools of your State participate in this endeavour in their own schools.
Besides the suggested themes, innovative activities involving children in participating in Ba! Swachhta Mission would be appreciated.

6. We look forward to hearing from your State/UT about the activities that you may decide to undertake to sensitize and involved school children in this important aspect of education and growth.

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A letter attached to this Document from Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, 247, 'A' Wmo. Nirmari Bhawsn, New Delhi-110011

D.O. No. W-11013/13/2014-NBA Datod 14/10/2014 :: Launch of Bal (Child) Swachhta Mission under the.S.wachh Bharat Mission
a Nationwide Sanitation initiative, in the form of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Bharat Mission focuses on improving cleanliness and hygiene in urban and rural areas, covering all work places, public places, Homes and curbing open defecation
in the country. For this, the Hon'bie Prime Minister has called upon every citizen in the country to take individual and collective steps towards achievement of the goal.

2. Children can play a very Important role in achieving Swachh Bharat by 2019. If children can be motivated in keeping themselves clean, their homes, schools and surroundings clean and given the right messages on the importance of sanitation, they can not only contribute immensely towards improving the sanitation situation in the country but also by becoming ambassadors of cleanliness in their homes and communities. It is in this context that it has been decided to launch a Bal Swachhta
Mission on 14th November 2014 on the occasion of Children's Day (Bal Divas), in which children would be sensitized and involved in different aspects of hygiene and safe sanitation. There shall be six main themes for the Bal Swachhta Mission, These are;
      (i)     Clean School and Anganwadis
      (ii)    Clean Surroundings e.g. playgrounds.
      (iii)   Clean Self (Personal Hygiono/Child Health )
      (iv)    Clean Food
      (v)     Clean Drinking Water
      (vi)    Clean Toilets

3. It is proposed that on each day 14-19 November, 2014 (6 days}, one of the above themes shall be focused across the entire country. Activities connected to the theme will be organized on the day. States are requested to take preparatory action through all
relevant Departments including Department of School Education, Department of Women and Child Development, Department of Urban Development, Ministry, of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Information and Publicity etc. to ensure
that these activities are .organised in every School and Anganwadi of Slates. Events relating to the Bal Swachhta Mission can be organized at Slate, District and Block and Gram Panchayat Lqyels functions.

4. It is pointed out that the week wit! culminate-with the World Toilet Day on 19th November, 2014, thus giving the opportunity of spreading the message of ending open defecation.

5. A pledgo to be takan on the occasion by all children of the country Is being prepared and will be circulated to all States shortly.

6. It is requested that state governments take all steps to ensurre appropriate programs on the occasion and give maximum publicity and also ensure wide participation in the Bal Swachhta Mission and In its weeklong programme.

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