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Swachhta Pakhwada 2023 Day-wise Action Plan

Swachhta Pakhwada 2023 Day-wise Action Plan Implementing and Observing the Swachhta Pakhwadabin all AP schools from 1st to 15th September, 2023 Suggested Action plan for Swachhata Pakhwada, 2023


Samagra Shiksha - Implementing and Observing the Swachhta Pakhwada from 1st to 15th September, 2023 - Reg Proc.Rc.No.2947/Swachhta Pakhwada-2022/ GCDO DATED: 24.08.2023. 

 

Ref: Lr.D.O.No.F.28-3/2023-IS-10,Dated:03.05.2023 of the Joint Secretary, Dept. of School Education, Ministry of Education, New Delhi.

 

The Department of School Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi has informed that the Swachha Pakhwada, 2022 is to be conducted from 1st to 15th, September - 2022 in schools and also ensured focused participation of students, teachers and community ( including SMC/SMDC, Gram Panchayats/ ULBs etc) with an aim to promote Covid related preparedness, sanitation and hygiene in schools in the long term. Swachhata Pakhwada 2023 activities may be focused on three major precautionary Practices, i.e., i) Hand washing, ii) Use make of mask and iii) Social Distancing; and on 3 Ts ( Trace, Testing and Treat). To observe Swachhata Pakhwada in a befitting manner, the schools/institutions may be instructed to undertake the following suggested participatory activities during 1st to 15th September 2023.

  • Swachhata Shapath may be organized in all schools and educational Institutions, where in all students and teachers/ staff may participate.
  • Holding meeting (in small groups) of SMCs/SMDCs/PTAs or between parents and teachers in the first week of the Pakhwada to highlight the importance of cleanliness & sanitation and importance of Hand-washing, Use of Mask & Social Distancing among children and teachers; and to encourage and inspire them to continue with the good practices for hygiene and sanitation in school as well as home.
  • Teachers to inspect water and sanitary facilities in every school/ institution do a quick assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and make proposal/plan for repair and upkeep of the facilities, if required.
  • Competitions for COVID safe, clean and well-maintained premises and toilets in schools.
  • Painting/Essay/Quiz/Slogan writing/model making competition for students on cleanliness and hygiene practices in school.
  • Swachhata awareness messages to be posted on the website of the Organization /Schools/State, School Education Department Alternatively, photographs on Swachhata may be displayed in schools.
  • All teachers and school heads may complete the training module provided in DIKSHA in English and Hindi on WASH related Precautions for School, if they have not done so yet.
  • The Photographs, Videos, Poster, Letter/ essay writing, paintings, skits , are requested to upload in the Mail ID: swachhtapakwada2023@gmail.com.
  • The information is requested to upload in the given Drive and may be updated daily by 6.00PM from 1st September 2022 to 15th September, 2022 on different activities so as to communicate the consolidated figure of district wise participation in the activities to the MoE, GoI.

The following activities may also be undertaken by the teachers and administration of the schools :

  • All kinds of waste material like sanitation waste, used and disposed masks, broken furniture, unusable equipment, defunct vehicles etc. should be completely removed from the premises of schools/ institutions and disposed off as per procedure.
  • Banning use of single use of plastics within school premises.
  • Teachers and students in association with local representative should propagate the theme of the Pakhwada among family members, neighbors, citizens in nearby areas.
  • Awareness about stopping use of Single Use Plastic and mitigation of plastic pollution, while adhering to 3 R (Reduce. Reuse and Recycle) principle.
  • Daily cleaning and disinfection of frequently used surfaces.
  • Further, in order to give impetus to the Swachhata drive and create mass awareness, He requested that the following activities may be undertaken at the State level:
  • Audio visual programme / IEC material to be created to motivate students/ employees and others on Swachhata and water conservation
  • Electronic banners may be created and uploaded on the departmental/ state web portals to highlight the observance of the Pakhwada. Publicity and awareness generation may be done through use of social media, as well as electronic and print media.

Suggested Action plan for Swachhata Pakhwada, 2023 (1st -15th September, 2023) is enclosed at Annexure. You are accordingly requested to take necessary action and issue necessary instructions to district authorities, the schools/educational institutions, so as to ensure participation of students, teachers, parents, local people and representative etc., whole heartedly in the Swachhata Pakhwada during 1st to 15th September, 2023 and make the Swachhata Pakhwada successful.

 

Further, he is requested to intimate the number of schools and students participated in the Pakhwada. Activity-wise in the State/UT to this Department. Photographs, video, films etc. together with highlights of each day of the Pakhwada may be uploaded on daily basis on the Google tracker (Data) and Google drive (Photos, Videos and Pictures). The Head Teachers/Principal of the schools may act as Nodal Person for conducting activities under the Swachhata Pakhwada. The participation of the school children may be duly reported by the Head of the School/ institution, which may be consolidated and reported to this Department in an online mode. State- wise consolidated figure of the participation in your State/UT may be communicated to this department through Google Tracker. The photographs and videos of the activities undertaken during the pakhwada may be sent to this Department and uploaded on Google Tracker/ Drive.

 

The details of Swachhata Pakhwada Google Tracker and Drive created for this purpose are as under:

 

Swachhata PakhwadaGoogle Tracket Link:-

 

https: / / drive. google. com/ drive/ folders/ 103xACE1OHnDEe-d1T4XAr117W­23F004?us_p=sharing

 

Swachhata Pakhwada Google Drive Link:-

 

http:/ /drive.google.com/ drive/folders/ 1bbNEOOL6Vh16dUV2B9JICXV2ih2ZEGI8 F?usp=sharing

 

The steps for accessing the Tracker and Drive are enclosed at Annexure and also requested that the Google Tracker may be updated every day by 8.00Pm for the different Pakhwada activities so as to communicate the consolidated figure of participation to ministry of Jal shakti, Department of Drinking water 86 Sanitation.

 

Therefore, all the District Educational Officers and Additional Project Coordinator in the state are requested to take necessary action and issue necessary instructions to the mandal Educational Officers and Schools Headmasters to intimate the number of school and students participated in the Swachhta pakhwada, activity to the District CMOs in the state. Ensure the participation of students, teachers, Parents, Local People and representative etc., in the Swachhta Pakhwada during 1st - 15th September, 2023 and make the Swachhata Pakhwada Successful. If any queries please coordinate with Smt. G.Priyanaka, UNICEF Consultant, Contact: 8008673974 (e-mail.ID: priyankabeula26@gmail.com) as being a Nodal person for Swachata Pakhwada Program.

 

 

ANNEXURE

 

Suggested action plan for Swachhata Pakhwada, day wise schedule is as given below during from 1st to 15th September, 2022.

 

1.9.2023 (Friday) Swachhata Shapath Day:

  • Swachhata Shapath function may be organized wherein all students and teachers/ staff may participate virtually. Children to speak about and take pledge for Swachhata (including COVID related preventive infection control measures related to mask, safe distancing, hand hygiene etc).
  • Swachhata/COVID awareness message to be posted on the website of the Department/ Organizations/ Schools
  • Electronic banners may be created and uploaded on the departmental/state web portals to highlight the observance of the Swachhata Pakhwada. Publicity and awareness generation may be done through use of social media, as well as electronic and print media.
  • Upload the number of students who took Swachhata Shapath and the number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

2.9.2023 & 3.9.2023 (Saturday & Sunday) Swachhata Awareness Days:

  • Holding virtual meeting of SMCs/SMDCs/PTAs to highlight the importance of cleanliness &sanitation and importance of Hand-washing, Use of Mask & Social Distancing among children, parents and teachers and to encourage and inspire them for hygiene and sanitation in school as well as home.
  • Teachers to inspect sanitary facilities in each and every corner of school/ institution to do a quick assessment and make proposal/plan for upkeep of the facilities.
  • COVID- 19 sensitive adaptation for WASH facilities (hand wash facility, daily cleaning and disinfection, toilet/ urinal use, water facility use, ventilation, waste management, O&M etc) may be discussed with the local representatives. This may include ensuring - adequate, clean and separate toilets for girls and boys, supplies like - soap, handwash and safe water, disinfectants, PPE for specific purpose, cleaning staff etc.
  • A status check/review can be done for piped water supply connection in the school in view of JalJeevan mission.
  • A status check and augmentation plan with regard to water harvesting systems in the school may be taken up in view of the current Jal Shakti Abhiyan- Catch.The Rain, 2022 campaign.
  • Extensive cleaning/disinfection of toilets. MDM kitchen, classrooms, fans, doors, windows, clearing bushes in the campus to be undertaken. The local community may be involved in these activities with the participation of SMCs/PTAs and local representatives, while adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures and involvement in restricted numbers.
  • Weeding out/recording of the old files, records as per procedure.
  • All kinds of waste material like broken furniture, unusable equipment, defunct vehicles etc. should be completely removed from the premises of schools/ institutions.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

 4.9.2023 and 5.9.2023 (Monday 86 Tuesday) Community Outreach Day

  • All teachers may visit nearby villages to address the local communities on Swachhata, with special focus on sustaining toilet usage and taking up waste management work in their areas. They may also sensitize local community to stop wasting of water resources and to make them aware about water conservation and ongoing Jal Shakti Abhiyan.
  • Teacher's Day may be celebrated appropriately in each school.
  • Teachers and students in association with local representatives should propagate the theme of Swachhata Pakhwada, covid appropriate behaviour and vaccination among public in local areas.
  • Upload number of teachers participating in the community outreach activities on Google Tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google Drive.

6.9.2023 (Wednesday) Green School Drive Days

  • Students may be asked to come out with imaginative slogans, posters and pamphlets on themes such as fighting Corona through Covid Appropriate Behaviour and vaccination, water conservation, eliminating single use plastic etc, which can be later displayed in school exhibitions and on village/ town walls/ school premises.
  • To educate students learn about conservation of water. To sensitize students about the impact of scarcity of water. To empower students to learn to protect the natural sources of water. To help every students to save at least one liter of water per day. To encourage students towards judicious use and minimum wastage of water at home and school.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

7.9.2023 and 8.9.2023 (Thursday 86 Friday) Swachhata Participation Days

  • Competitions can be held in districts/blocks/clusters for clean and well-maintained premises and toilets in schools.
  • Essay, Slogan , Elocution , Quiz , Painting , Skit, Poem, slogan writing competitions and Model making competition on Swachhata.
  • Debates on Swachhata.
  • Upload number of students who participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

9.9.2023 and 10.9.2023 (Saturday & Sunday). Hand Wash Days:

  • Create Awareness on the need for proper hand wash in daily life.
  • Children should be taught proper method/steps/moments, timings of hand washing with soap before and after eating.
  • Barrier free access to the drinking water and toilet facilities for Divyang students may be reviewed and ensured.
  • Students may be taught about checking wastage of water.
  • Water from hand washing unit to be channeled to school gardens.
  • Children may be taught about the water borne diseases/diseases, safe handling of drinking water so that they practice proper hand and oral
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

11.9.2023 ( Monday) Personal Hygiene Days:

  • Audio visual programme to be undertaken to motivate students/employees and other for maintaining cleanliness.
  • Students will learn atiout proper way of cutting and keeping nails clean, daily bathing with clean water, wearing clean cloths, no spitting in open, wearing shoes/ slippers etc. (also - wearing mask correctly, no hand shaking, respiratory hygiene, not sharing personal items with others, avoiding crowd in COVID-19 times).
  • Students will be taught the hygienic manner of using toilets and drinking water facilities.
  • Students may be made aware of the importance of brushing teeth twice a day by making it routine habit.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

12.9.2023 (Tuesday )  Swachhata School Exhibition Days

  • Essay / slogan/ Poem writing, Painting , elocution, Quiz, Model making Photographs , Cartons etc. made by students on Swachhata activities may be displayed in School/Education Department's
  • State may document some of these exhibits.
  • Making artifacts at home using local recycled-raw material for storage of waste i.e., artistic dustbins using local skills promoting their culture.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

13.9.2023 and 14.9.2023 (Wednesday 8s Thursday) Swachhata Action Plan Days.

  • SMC/SDMC to create awareness among students, parents and local people about the Swachhata Action Plan (with inclusion of COVID -19 related measures) of the school under the SamagraShiksha scheme.
  • Convene small group meeting of BalSansad/School Cabinet specially to discuss the Swachhata Pakhwada activities in the school.
  • Encourage community members and students to make suggestions as to what new activities can be included under Swachhata Pakhwada and forward such suggestions to DoSEL. MoE.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive.

15.9.2023 (Friday) Prize Distribution Days

  • Prize distribution for participation of children, teachers and parents in competitions viz. Painting, Essay, Debate. Quiz. Slogan, Inter-school and Crafting, model making etc. using waste to encourage Swachhata.
  • All Schools/educational institutions may sum up their activities and work undertaken during the Pakhwada and select test activity for forwarding to district/ state authority for uploading on the website i.e. in public domain.
  • Upload number of schools participated on Google tracker and photos, videos and publicity material on Google drive
Download Proceedings, Day-wise Action Plan
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