The Delhi Government is soon going to introduce a curriculum aimed to inculcate habits of cleanliness and hygiene among school students, said state’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia who also holds education portfolio.
To draft ‘cleanliness curriculum’, the Government has also asked suggestions in this regard from teachers and principals of government as well as private schools in the national capital.
“While students are contributors of garbage in schools they have no role in cleaning it or maintaining the cleanliness. We want that students should develop these habits and take responsibility of cleanliness in schools,” Sisodia said.
“In other countries, students are even responsible for mopping their classes, dusting the desks and watering plants. Students should have a sense of belongingness for their classrooms and school,” he added.
“The cleanliness curriculum will be activity based. Neither there will not be any book for it nor will a separate period be allocated. I have asked for suggestions from teachers and principals about what activities can be included in the curriculum,” Sisodia further said.