Kolkata: Addressing the gathering, Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), CMD, GRSE, said, “Swachhta & Swachh Bharat was a dream of Gandhi Ji, and aptly on Gandhi Jayanti 2014 our Hon’ble Prime Minister launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. This time our focus has been towards inculcating the habit of Swachhta amongst school children.”
GRSE has adopted a holistic approach to implementing initiatives under the Swachh Vidyalaya Mission under the broader ambit of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Multiple initiatives have been undertaken to improve the overall sanitation and hygiene conditions in the government schools’, with a special thrust on the girls’ schools in Kolkata.
A major contribution of GRSE towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan includes the construction of 300 toilets in 46 local schools, the maintenance of 219 toilets and 148 urinals in 20 government schools, installation of incinerators in 15 girls’ schools, providing WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) training to approx. 5000 students in 4 schools, distribution of 170 colour-coded waste bins in 31 schools, the contribution of Rs 81 lakh to Swachh Bharat Kosh since 2016-17 and contribution of Rs 36.50 lakh to the clean Ganga fund since 2016-17.