Delhi govt to schools: Warn students against public property defacement

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To raise awareness for preserving the public property among the students, the Delhi Government has asked all schools in the national capital to take steps for preventing defacement of public property and also warn students against it.

The concerned department of the Delhi Government has asked schools to warn their students against defacing public property such as historical monuments, school buildings and flyovers.

“The schools are hereby directed to take all measures for prevention of defacement of public property and also sensitise all students of the school in the morning assembly talks, through SMC members and PTM against defacing and harming public property such as school building, historical monuments, municipal properties and flyovers,” the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in a communication to schools.

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“Public money has been invested in all these properties and the same should be protected against any kind of defacement and destruction,” it added.

Directing the schools on the same, the DoE further stated that the students must be informed that the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Public Property Act, 2007 has been enacted. According to the act, Defacement of Public Property is a cognizable offence and punishment in such cases may be imprisonment or fine or both.

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