After ‘Happiness’ curriculum, the Delhi government is set to roll out a ‘cleanliness curriculum’ in the schools. “The curriculum is aimed at inculcating habits of cleanliness and hygiene among school students”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. The government has also taken suggestions from teachers and principals of government as well as private schools in the capital to prepare the ‘cleanliness curriculum’.
“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,” Mr. Sisodia said at an award function for clean schools.
“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.
Mr.Sisodia, who is Delhi’s Education minister said, “The cleanliness curriculum will be activity based. Neither there will 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.”