The three students of Azara Keotpara Lower Primary School – Pompy Biswas, Nitraban Hazarika and Krittika Das, along with their fellow mates, have set an example in Kamrup (Metro) district, by taking upon themselves the responsibility of maintaining hygiene and keeping the environment clean around classrooms and their houses. They get up early morning to check whether the water tank has been filled, hand washing area has been cleaned, and soaps put in place.
At Sajjanpara Lower Primary School, children keep a check on their parents and relatives and take time out to convey lessons on cleanliness to their neighbours and other members of the community.
Students of Azatpara School, said they were keen on passing the knowledge they have acquired to their parents and relatives. The headmaster of the school has built separate toilets and handwashing facilities for boys and girls. He said it was the children who convinced their parents to install water filters at home.
“The Assam chapter of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, along with UNICEF, has piloted the cleanliness drive to ensure less absenteeism in schools.”