Joint push for ‘Gutsav’ and ‘Swachch Sarvekshan’

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 26: The ‘Gutatsav’ of the State Education Department and the ‘Swachcha Sarvekshan’ of the Centre being implemented by Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) in Guwahati were clubbed together for their evaluation in the city today, through an awareness meeting.

While the ‘Gutsav’ is meant for all-round development of the students in the State through qualitative education, the ‘Swachcha Sarvekshan’ is meant for keeping the country clean. A joint meeting on these twin issues was today held at TC HS School near Guwahati Club in the city.

Taking part at the meeting, Kamrup (M) District Circle school inspector Khabiruddin Ahmed said: “Five cities of the country, including Guwahati, are taking part in the ‘Swachcha Sarvekshion’, currently underway in the tion. Making Guwahati a clean city is an elephantine task that can’t be done by the GMC alone. The schools of the city can play an important role in this task. I appeal to the school authorities to download the Swachch APP.”

Ahmed further said: “The Gutsav is going to be held from March 20-23 next year. As many as 711 schools of Kamrup(M) districts are also going to take part in it.”

Taking part at the meeting, Kamrup(M) Development Commissioner Barli Sarma said: “Evaluators will inspect the 711 schools of Kamrup (M) district as paret of the Gutsav. As many as 244 evaluators will inspect all aspects of education, right from quality of education to school infrastructure from Class II to Class VIII.”

On ‘Swachch Sarvekshan’, Sarma said: “GMC alone can’t keep Guwahati clean. Help from students is a must in this job. The students can help the administration in the cleanliness drive by taking photographs of garbage heaped in the city, carcass of animals lying on roads and the like and uploading them in APP. The administration will clean them within 12 hours. From January 4 next year, people from Quality Control of India will visit door-to-door and ask residents if people from the GMC collect garbage from their households or not. The response from the city residents will be part of the content of the evaluation process.”

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