Clean India

We have already lost a lot of time, but the new generation is aware of the things to do to help.

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Students hold banners and spread the message of "Clean India”, as a bunch of volunteers from DAV Vedanta Int. School undertake their monthly field visit to a new village in the neighboring tribal area of Lanjigarh.
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30 May 2019

Jyoti Ranjan Samal, a ninth grade student, also a school volunteer who spreads the message of “Clean India” through positive slogans leading up to a village “We repeat slogans to motivate villagers to get up and take action so that we all can live in a better and cleaner India.

Jagruti Pujari, three years old nursery student is engrossed in learning the hand washing techniques from her teacher, Gurmeet Kaur, at the DAV Vendanta school in Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Odisha.
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Jagruti Pujari, three years old nursery student is engrossed in learning the hand washing techniques from her teacher, Gurmeet Kaur, at the DAV Vendanta school in Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Odisha.

“Children are extremely receptive to action oriented ways of learning, so we use a lot of music and dance to teach them the amazing steps to clean their hands and they thoroughly enjoy it!” says Gurmeet Kaur who teaches at the DAV Vedenta school.

“I like to go to school because it is very colourful!”, Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student , walks past the creative eco learning steps at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha. A very green, clean and conducive environment for children to grow into meaningful adults.
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Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student , walks past the creative eco learning steps at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.

“I like to go to school because it is very colourful!”, Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student , walks past the creative eco learning steps at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha. A very green, clean and conducive environment for children to grow into meaningful adults.

Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student has a fun moment with the school’s pet rabbit at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.
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Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student has a fun moment with the school’s pet rabbit at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.

“I love rabbits. Aren’t they beautiful?”

Banita Bidika, a fourth grade student has a fun moment with the school’s pet rabbit at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha. This institution provides a safe and conducive environment for the growth of a child surrounded by colour, creativity, greenery and pets for children to grow into meaningful adults.

A member of Meena manch, the girls speak up about their stories so everybody gets an opportunity to talk about issues regarding gender rights, education and their development at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Ryagada district, Odisha.
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A member of Meena manch, the girls speak up about their stories so everybody gets an opportunity to talk about issues regarding gender rights, education and their development at the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Ryagada district, Odisha.

“I am a member of the Meena Manch so I can share my happy story of change

and get inspired by other stories.”, expresses Madhabi kondagiri (middle) , a seventh grade student along with other members, Pinki Huika (left) and Bhagyabati Kadraka (right) during weekly Meena Manch meeting.

“I used to be nervous to talk, but feel confident today to discuss anything,” adds Madhabi.

With so much greenery surrounding the school, the children remain stress free and are encouraged to learn.
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With so much greenery surrounding the school, the children remain stress free and are encouraged to learn.

“I love coming to school. It is so clean and green,” says Deepika Jakaka, a first grade student at upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.

Sarita Kolaka and Sebati kolaka, (left to right in the middle), as they play with their classmates at the green courtyard of the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.
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Sarita Kolaka and Sebati kolaka, (left to right in the middle), as they play with their classmates at the green courtyard of the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.

“We love playing in school,” say Sarita Kolaka and Sebati kolaka, (left to right in the middle), as they play with their classmates at the green courtyard of the Ramachandrapur upper primary school in Rayagada district, Odisha.

Ms. Jasobanti is also the enthusiastic facilitator of the Child Cabinet who takes a keen interest in deriving solutions for the issues of the children through the students themselves to instill a sense of responsibility in them.
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Ms. Jasobanti is also the enthusiastic facilitator of the Child Cabinet who takes a keen interest in deriving solutions for the issues of the children through the students themselves to instill a sense of responsibility in them.

Ms. Jasobanti Majhi, a standard eighth teacher for Odia, History and Geography explains, “Our school has been actively promoting a conducive and clean environment for all the students to grow into good human beings more than anything else.”