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Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya | CBSE Expression Series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation

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October 15, 2014

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About Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya

CBSE has started a campaign on the Birthday of Nation Father ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ i.e. Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya- Expression Series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation.

What is the purpose of SwachhBharat-SwachhVidyalaya ?

  • This initiative has been taken to promote awareness about sanitation in schools among children, so that they could learn good sanitary practices such as clean school toilets, clean surroundings, and information on hygiene to realize their potential.
  • The observance of Expression Series will help in revitalizing the promotion of awareness about cleanliness and hygiene in the context of teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Entries are invited for Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya, participants may take part as individuals, as a team or in pairs, small groups or large groups.Schools can also participate in the competition on their own.
  • Entries can be send as Posters, essays, role plays, videos, scripts, one act play, films, poems and anecdotes not available on web.
  • The participants can submit their entries round the clock beginning 9:00 AM October 2, 201 to October 15, 2014
  • Students can take the initiative and organize & conduct extra-curricular activities on Hygiene Personal & Environmental in its premises.
  • For students of schools affiliated to CBSE, this participation may be considered under Formative Assessment (FA) Task in languages.

CBSE Bal Swachhata Mission 2014- Nov 14- Nov 19, 2014 

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Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Class 1-12 
  •  Students of class 1-12 of all school boards across the country are eligible to take part in the competition.
  • Note: Schools may represent themselves in the competition but their participation would be considered as whole.

Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Reward

Prizes for Students:

 Certificates for Participation for all and Certificate of Excellence for winners

  • Daily cash prizes of  Rs.2,500  from October 2-12, 2014
  • Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000 on October 13 & 14, 2014.
  • Cash prize of Rs. 25,000 on October 15, 2014 for 36 winners

Prizes for Schools for the Expression Series:

  • Cash prize of 40,000 will be given on October 31, 2014 to the best 3 Schools in each state/UT for their good practices on sanitation

 Prizes for Schools on Online Sanitation Rating

  • The schools with good sanitation ratings (after verification) will be felicitated as per their ratings.
  • The highest scoring schools with Green rating will get a cash award of Rs.1,00,000, if the rating is Blue the school will get a cash award of Rs.75,000, and if Yellow the school will get a cash award of Rs.25,000 however if they are Black or Red, they need to improve.

Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Application form and Process

The competition is open to both individuals and schools and entries can be submitted through an online or offline mode.

For Individual participants

  • Students may take part in the competition as a team, in pairs, small groups or large groups.
  • The student has to submit their work in form of  essay, scripts, poems and anecdotes (250 words) /poster/role play/ videos/ one act play/films!!

Topic for participation are

For Class 1-5
October 2 The many little things I do to keep my school clean are
October 3 The many little things I do to keep my home and neighbourhood clean
October 4 I did not tidy my room and slept. Gandhi came into my dream
October 5 Are the cleaners only responsible for cleaning the home/schools? What
can you do to maintain cleanliness?
October 6 Gandhi while speaking on Personal Hygiene said:
Teeth should be clean
Nails should be clean, clipped and always washed clean
Clothes and shoes however simple should be neat and tidy
Satches and books should be clean and books should be
handled with clean hands.
If you do not observe the above, then …
October 7 The changes that the school cleanliness and sanitation campaign brought
into me are…………
October 8 My dream of a clean school, clean community is clean air, clean water and
clean toilets
October 9 Cleanliness means to me the habits to:
Refuse These......
Repeat These
October 10 Your best friend always litters around the desk. What can you do to
motivate her/him to stop littering?
October 11 Give suggestions to keep the river/ lake/water bodies around your
surrounding clean
October 12 My parents /grandparents told me a story about a clean village where
October 13 How can I make a difference in the effort to achieving clean India?
October 14 How can you convince your parents to practise `simple living and higher thinking’?
October 15 Plan with your teachers how to spend two hours per week in shramdaan and cleanliness activities.
For Class 6-8
October 2 Suggest measures to keep the bus stand and Railway Stations clean.
October 3 My teacher told me about a place where everyone contributed
to the cleanliness in the following ways
October 4 What miracles are possible by following good sanitation habits?
October 5 Suggest innovative measures to reuse and recycle the waste material
from your neighbourhood and school?
October 6 ‘Personal Cleanliness’ and ‘Domestic Sanitation’ are the principles
Gandhi believed in and lived by. How do you bring them into practice in
your day to day life?
October 7 Imagine yourself as the member of environmental club. How would you
motivate your group members to devote 100 hours in a year
to clean homes, workplaces, villages, cities and surroundings?
October 8 Narrate any incident which occurred around you/your home/ school
in which someone whom you know suffered because of lack of
hygiene. What could she/he have done to prevent himself/herself
October 9 As a role model, inspire and motivate the younger students (Classes 1-5) of your school by writing an inspiring letter on how to keep
your surroundings clean
October 10 Gandhi always said, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. What does
it imply for the lifestyle of an individual in the present context?
October 11 Plan with your parents how to spend two hours per week in Shramdaan and
cleanliness activities?
October 12 Clean thinking and clean living’ are Gandhi’s message to all. How will you
translate this into practice?
October 13 Is there any local heritage spot in your district with can be converted into a
tourist destination by improving the sanitation and civic amenities. Describe
the spot and your plan of action
October 14 Gandhi once said, “Lavatory must be as clean as a drawing room”. How would you communicate this to your friends and relatives?
October 15 As a young student, draft a proposal on how you can reach out to dirty surroundings around your school or in the neighborhood and create a Gandhian city.
For Class 9-12  
 October 2  Plan an annual calendar for the ‘Health and Wellness’ club
activities of your school with a special focus on sanitation and
October 3   How does e-pollution affect the environment? Suggest measures
to curb the same
October 4 Often households, hospitals and restaurants dump their waste indiscriminately? How would you create awareness about
segregating and managing this waste?

October 5 Suggest a campaign to create awareness about industrial waste and its
hazards through various media.
October 6 Suggest a campaign to create awareness about industrial waste and its
hazards through various media.
October 7 Gandhi preached about a lifestyle where one is in a harmony and peace
with environment and oneself. How would you imbibe this spirit in your
October 8 Gandhi emphasized and had full faith in the effectiveness of ‘Shramdaan’.
Discuss the ways and measures to create a difference through ‘Shramdaan’.
October 9 Deliberate upon the changes in the common cultural and social norms that you feel necessary to create clean spaces in the long run and fulfil Gandhi’s dream of Swachh Bharat.
October 10 It is difficult to imagine a clean village until each citizen contributes. Develop a
Citizens Charter for the clean village of your dreams
October 11 I will neither create filth nor tolerate it, said Gandhi. How can you achieve this?
October 12 Stop littering, as a service to Mother Bharat! How will you ensure you do your bit to achieve a clean country?
October 13 Gandhi’s dream was not just a free India but a clean India? How can you help to achieve this?
October 14 How do you think that Swachch Bharat SwachchVidyalaya campaign can be taken to achieve the goal of clean India by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
October 15 I hate clutter! I hate dirty streets! I hate open defecation! Do you agree, then how can you help to remove this from our country?
Class Online Submission Offline Submission
Class 1-5 Submit your entry here

The essay can be written by the student in the prescribed format.

The student can then either scan/take a photo of the write up and upload it on the website Offline Submission or send the write up
Whatsapp on 07042745234 

Class 6-8 Submit your entry here
Class 9-12 Submit your entry here

For Schools

  •  Participation of schools would be counted as whole school participation.
    • Schools may participate in Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya by taking up a programme for cleanliness during this period. The students, teachers, parents, along with School Management Committees would be encouraged to participate in this programme.
    • The schools may take up the following activities during this period:
      • Talk by a few children on different aspects of cleanliness in the School Assembly every day, especially with regard to sayings and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, on cleanliness and hygiene.
      • Cleaning of classrooms, laboratories, libraries etc.
      •  Cleaning of any statue installed in the school.
      • Cleaning of toilets and drinking water areas.
      • Cleaning of kitchen sheds, stores etc.
      • Cleaning of playgrounds.
      • Cleaning and maintenance of school gardens.
      • Annual maintenance of the school buildings including white wash and painting.
      • Organizing essay, painting competitions, debates, contests, songs, skits, nukkad natak etc. on cleanliness and hygiene.
      • Constitution of Children’s’ Cabinets to supervise and monitor the cleanliness drive.
      • Any other activity related to school sanitation.
  • Schools will upload the report of activities, in the form of short films, CDs, Power Point.>> Upload the activities by School
  • Entries can be sent in 22 Scheduled languages and English.
  • Plagiarized entries will be rejected without any notice.
  • Presentations, written reports, and photographs not more than 5MB in size, based on circular dated September 22, 2014 as per Annexure-II. Schools may also refer to the book titled ‘Small Steps Big Change’ and Sawchh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya: A Handbook of Activities for guidance regarding the various activities in this regard.

Online Sanitation Rating

The schools would be judged on the basis of the information provided and a rating would be given to them. On the basis of rating, schools would be given prizes.

Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Selection Process

  • Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Result will be announced before October 31, 2014
  • There will also be a telephonic/face-to-face interaction to ascertain the originality of the entries submitted.

Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Contact Details

For Queries: 011-23220154, 23230565, 011-23212603, 23234324.

For Queries regarding submission/uploading of entry: 011-23231067 (Education Officer)

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