APSSA – GCDO-Amaravati- Health – Implementing and Observing the swachhta Pakhwada from 1st to 15th September, 2021 – Certain Instruction issued- Reg.
Re.No. 3351/ APSSA/Swachhta Pakhwada Dt: 01.09.2021
The attention all the District Educational Officer & Ex-officio Project Coordinator and Additional Project Coordinator, Samagra Shiksha in the state is invited to the reference read above, wherein, the Government of India, MoE has informed that Swachhata pakhwada has become a successful mass movement with the annual participation of millions of children and other functionaries besides members of the community. Role of the school in ushering in a Clean India has been recognized at the top most levels of the Government.
As per the Calender of Swachhata pakhwada for the year 2021 circulated by cabinet Secretariat and ministry of Jal shakti, (Department of Drinking water & Sanitation), Government of India, the Swachhata pakhwada for this Department is Scheduled from 1st 15th September, 2021.
The Swachhata Pakhwada to be observed with focused participation of students, teachers and community (including SMC/SMDC, gram panchayats/ULBs etc) to promote covid related preparedness among the school community in the immediate instance, as they gradually reopen, and to achieve cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene in schools in the long term. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Swachata pakhwada 2021 activities to be focused on three major precautionary practices, i.e. (i) hand- washing with soap, (ii) use of mask and (iii) Social Distancing; and on 3 Ts ( Trace, Testing and Treat).
Further, it is submitted that the following activities are to be taken by the schools during the said period.
I. Swachhta Shapath to be organized in all schools and educational institutions (in virtual mode/physical mode with social distancing.
II. Hold meeting (in small groups/virtually) of SMCs/SMDCs/ PTAs in the first week of the Pakhwada to highlight the importance of cleanliness and sanitation and them to continue with the good practices for hygiene and sanitation in school as well as home.
III. Teachers to inspect water and sanitary facilities in every school/institution do a quick assessment of Swachata action plan (SAP) for present status O&M (in view of the COVID -19 requirements) of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and make proposal/ plan for repair and upkeep of the facilities, if required.
IV. Competitions for COVID safe, clean and well maintained premises and toilets in Schools.
V. Painting/ Essay/Quiz / Slogan writing/model making competitions for students on cleanliness and hygiene practices in school and COVID responsive behavior in virtual mode.
VI. 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.
VII. All teachers and school heads shall complete the online training module provided on Diksha in English (https://diksha.gov.in.in/explore-course/course/do313318876367847424117) and in Hindi (https://diksha.gov.in/explorecourse/course/do31331883034029260815072) on Wash related precautions for school reopening, if they have not done so yet.
VIII. The District CMOs are requested to upload district wise number of students and teachers participation in the given google drive link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UXWxpgiqtM0OZlyxly3sZbgIO21N0Bj OiAnSG9SO1S8/edit?usp=sharing.
IX. The Photographs, videos, poster, Letter/ essay writing, paintings, skits etc., are requested to upload in the Mail ID: [email protected]
X. The information is requested to upload in the given Drive and may be updated daily by 6.00 PM from 1st September 2021 to 15th September, 2021 on different activities so as to communicate the consolidated figure of District wise participation in the activities to the MoE,Gol.
The following activities to be undertaken by the teachers and administration of the schools while adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures such as using masks, protective gear etc.,
a. E- Office and e-filling system may be encouraged and followed.
b. All Kinds of waste material like sanitation waste, used and disposed maskes, broken furniture, unusable equipment, defunct vechicles etc. Should be completely removed from the premises of schools and disposed off as per procedure.
c. Banning use of single use plastics within school premises.
d. Teachers and students in association with local representative should virtually ( or in – Person one to one contact with safety precautions propagate the theme of the pakhwada among family members, neighbors, citizens in nearly areas.
e. Awareness about stopping use of Single Use plastic and adhering to 3 R (Reduce, reuse and Recycle) principles.
f. Daily cleaning and disinfection of frequently used surface.
Further, in order to give impetus to the Swachhata drive and create mass awareness, it is requested that the following activities to be undertaken at the district level.
a) Audio visual Programme/IEC material to be created to motivate students /employee and others on Swachhata and water conservation (IEC material shared by MoE on 6th November, 2020 for corona Responsive behavior (CRB) can be displayed on walls of schools and appropriate sites/websites for visibility of teachers and students.
b) Electronic banners may be created and upload on the department/ State web portals to highlight the observance of the Pakhwada. Publicity and awareness generation to be done through use of social media, as well as electronics and print media.
Therefore, all the Districts Educational Officers and Additional Project Coordinators in the state are requested to take necessary action and issue necessary instructions to the Mandal Educational Officers and Schools HMs to kindly intimate the number of schools and students participated in the pakhwada, activity to the District CMOs in the state. Ensure the participation of students, teachers, parents, local people and representative etc. whole heartedly in the Swachhta Pakhawada during 1st – 15th September, 2021 and make the Swachhata pakhwada successful. If any queries please coordinate with Smt. G. Priyanka, UNICEF Consultant, Contact: 8008673974 as being a nodal person for Swachata Pakhwada Program.
Encls: Cleanliness Pledge and Day wise schedule