Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat – Swachhata Pakhwada (1 – 15 September, 2018)

Message From the Principal on Swachhata 

Dear students of TKS,

To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus to safe sanitation, the Prime Minister launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Realising the importance of the programme for the community and the school, enormous efforts have been made to keep the premises of our school clean. I urge all parents, students and staff to put in place small efforts, however minuscule they may seem, to participate wholeheartedly in the mission.

Mrs. Davinder Kaur, Principal

Swacchata Shapath Day (01.09.18)

As part of the Swachh Bharat Mission which envisages a holistic approach to cleanliness, Swachhta Shapath Day was celebrated on the 1st September, 2018 at 8 am in the school. All the students and staff of the school participated in the Shapath ceremony and pledged for ensuring cleanliness in and around the school. The pledge also included observance of community and home cleanliness. The children came forward to speak about their views and strategies that they would adopt to bring about cleanliness in the society.

Swachhata Awareness Day (4.9.2018)

Activities Conducted

  1. As part of the Swachhata Awareness Day, a meeting of the Student welfare committee including the Principal and Middle School Coordinator was organised in which the students were sensitized regarding their role as a stakeholder in ensuring cleanliness and sanitation in the school as well as the society at large. The student welfare committee members present during the meeting are as follows:
  • Pritika Sharma VI D
  • Tasmay K. Tokarkar VII A
  • Siya Arora VIII F
  • Aditi Mishra IX G
  • Kavya Chopra X F
  • Diksha Bhargava XI C
  1. The students were shown a video on keeping the environment clean. The video stressed on the fact that as a true citizen of India it is our duty to keep it clean and make it a better place to live. A discussion on video was followed wherein the students were asked to give their inputs on how they can make their elders aware and spread the message of Clean India. The students of III-V participated in the activity.
  2. Inspection of Sanitary Facilities was conducted in the school B and C block through a checklist. The checklist is maintained by the housekeeping team, however due to the observance of Swachhata Awareness Day, teachers and floor in-charges used the checklist to ensure cleanliness in all the domains. The following observations were noted during the inspection:
  • Dustbins were present in all the washrooms and were covered properly.
  • Paper bags were available in all the girls’ washroom.
  • Liquid soaps were available in all the washrooms.
  • Checklists were present.
  • Exhaust fans were working.

The following suggestions were made during the inspection with regard to cleanliness

  • Room freshener must be renewed (C Block, Ground Floor)
  • Washroom name plate must be present (C Block, 3rd Floor)
  • The water pressure must be adequate in the washbasin taps (C Block, 1st Floor)

Moreover, cleaning of toilets, classrooms, fans, windows and bushes in the school campus and surrounding area was conducted in order to promote cleanliness and hygiene.

Green School Drive (05.09.18)

The Khaitan School organized Green School Drive to mark the Swachhata Pakhwada being practiced from 1st to 15th September, 2018. Principal along with the students engaged in tree plantation 5 September 2018. A poster making competition was also conducted in classes. The topic for the Art Work was ‘Swachha Bharat’.

Hand Wash Day (7.9.2018)

The Pre-Primary wing of TKS participated enthusiastically in Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat-Swachhata Pakhwada. Various activities were conducted to enable the school to take the mission of cleanliness drive ahead. Children are regularly encouraged to adopt good habits on daily basis as a part of curriculum in TKS. The SWACHHATA PAKHWADA MISSION further reiterated to adopt good habits like washing hands with soap, use of sanitizer, taking care of personal hygiene and use of dustbins. Related videos were shown and rhymes were taught for better audio –visual impact.

Swachhta Participation day was observed by the students of Primary wing. A quiz was conducted by the class teachers [Class IV- V approx. 400 students] to lay stress on the importance of cleanliness and to involve students in a fun learning activity.  On the other hand Class III students were shown video on the lunch time in Japan to instill a habit of independence, cleanliness and respect towards others. The students were also taught the right way to wash hands and were encouraged to share the same with their peers.

Cleaning staff were taught the detailed technique of washing their hands with soap and water. A review of barrier free access to drinking water and toilet facilities was conducted by the housekeeping in-charge Mr. Sandeep.

Personal Hygiene Day (8.9.2018)

An audiovisual programme was undertaken as part of the Swachhata Pakhwada to motivate employees of housekeeping staff to promote cleanliness and hygiene. Through the informative videos, a message on sanitation was given to the stakeholders.



Community Participation Day(10.09.2018)

The Community Participation Day, was observed on 10th September, 2018 where in the students were asked to paint their dream for clean India. The budding TKS artists painted beautifully with full enthusiasm. The class teachers discussed with the students their vision of the New India and Mission Swachh Bharat.

Swachhata School Exhibition Day (11.09.2018)

Photographs, paintings, cartoons and slogans prepared by the students were displayed on the school boards in order to observe the ‘Swachhata school exhibition day’.


Swachh Water Day (12.09.2018)

The Khaitan School observed the ‘Swachh Water Day’ as part of the ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. A talk was organized in the assembly to create awareness on the water borne diseases and to promote safe drinking water among students.Through the talk, emphasis was laid on the learning about organic and inorganic waste in water in order to avoid intake of unsafe water. Checking of water storage facility was conducted by the housekeeping staff. 950 students participated in the observation of the ‘Swachh Water Day’.

Class V students made beautiful posters with catchy meaningful slogans to spread the message of Clean India. Class IV and III students were shown the video on water pollution and conservation. A discussion on the Water conversation was done. 700 students participated in the observation of the ‘Swachh Water Day’.


A Shramdaan was conducted by the students of class IX as part of the ongoing Swachhata Pakhwada. Students weeded out the lawans and cleaned the school premises to spread the message of cleanliness.

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