ministries of ud and hrd launch national school sanitation programme
To teach students basic things about cleanliness, Ministries of Urban development and Human Resource Development have launched “National School Sanitation Initiative; on April 27, 2010. The launching was done by Kapil Sibal (Minister for HRD) and S. Jaipal Reddy (Minister for UD). The list of other high-profile dignitaries included Saugata Roy, D Purandeswari and Aamir Khan (brand ambassador for this initiative). The launching ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The initiative will run in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education and GTZ. The initiative will promote hygienic habits, sustainable sanitation, waste segregation, conservation of water, among other such things. Experts feel that all students in the country need to be taught all these things to make the planet a better place to live in future.