Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (LocalWire): The innovative ‘Mu Safaiwala’ programme involving more than 100,000 students will be undertaken by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and cover 194 schools in the city.
While students of all the 134 private schools and 60 government schools have taken a pledge of cleanliness under ‘Mu Safaiwala’ programme, questionnaires are being distributed to assess their cleanliness.
Interestingly, there will be 100 marks per questionnaire.
If a student scores more than 80 marks then he/she will be considered as ‘Mu Safaiwala’ and if he/she scores less will be known as ‘Mu Aliawala’ (one who creates filth).
‘Through the questionnaire a student will be made aware, make his/her parents and relatives aware and the output will be calculated accordingly.
If 60% students of any school scores below 80 percent marks, then we have to rethink and will go for another round of awareness drive in that school so that the students understand the importance of cleanliness and Swachh Bharat initiative,’ said a BMC official.
The ambitious ‘Mu Safaiwala’ programme was dedicated to citizens of Bhubaneswar on 2 October on the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
In a public gathering at Satyanagar, Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik inaugurated the ‘Mu Safaiwala’ programme with colours and brush.
More than 300 students from different schools took part in painting walls, branding the mascot of ‘Mu Safaiwala’ and taking the pledge.
The pledges undertaken in the ‘Mu Safaiwala’ campaign is to make people aware of stopping use of polythene, carry own bags and stop using single-use plastic to make the environment cleaner, healthier and also making the planet a better place to live in.