The Delhi government is all set to introduce an activity-based ‘Cleanliness Curriculum’ for government school students to instill habits of cleanliness and hygiene among the students. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the initiative on December 12 and sought suggestions from teachers and principals of government as well as private schools in the national capital to prepare the ‘cleanliness curriculum’.
“We will develop a curriculum to inculcate habits of cleanliness and hygiene among students,” said Deputy CM Sisodia.
The Deputy CM further added, “The cleanliness curriculum will be an activity-based curriculum. There won’t be a book or a separate period allocated for it. I have asked for suggestions from teachers and principals about the activities that can be included in the curriculum.”
He further added, “Students contribute to garbage in schools, but they have no role in maintaining cleanliness. We want students to develop such habits and take responsibility for cleanliness in schools.”
“In other countries, students are responsible for mopping classes, dusting desks and watering plants. Students should have a sense of belonging to their classrooms and schools,” Sisodia said.