Clean India Green India campaign took a new turn when hundreds of students enthusiastically took a pledge never to throw rubbish in the public places and to make India clean and green. The campaign was initiated by the London based NRI journalist and the former BBC radio editor Dr Vijay Rana.
Nirmala Convent School, in Bulandshahr in West UP became the first school to organise Clean India Green India pledge. Led by the school principle Sister Daisy hundreds of students pledged never to throw rubbish in the public places, to use reusable fabric bags instead of single-use plastic bags. The students also promised to create greenery around them such as to plant trees or house plants and to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Video: Watch students of Nirmala Convent School taking Clean India Green India Pledge.
“I am really heartened that Nirmala Convent School became the first school to participate in this national campaign. School principal Sister Daisy responded to our call almost immediately and deployed her team of teachers to organise an elaborate Clean Indian Green India ceremony”, said Dr Vijay Rana.
In one of the biggest public education movements Clean India Green India campaign is asking hundreds of schools to impress upon the students to take two basic steps – to keep our public places free of rubbish and to create some greenery around them to neutralise carbon dioxide and to produce more oxygen.
“The government could spend millions on cleaning our rivers and streets”, says Vijay Rana, “but these steps will not succeed unless we stop throwing garbage in public places. And if we stop throwing rubbish on the streets then there will be no need to clean it up.”
Inspired by the success of Nirmala Convent School many schools from UP and Madhya Pradesh have expressed interest to join the Clean India Green India campaign.