School Sanitation Manual will be part of the CBSE curriculum
CBSE School Sanitation
A School Sanitation Manual was released by Shri Sibal which will be part of the CBSE curriculum. A Bio-dynamic waste Segregation Programme was launched by Shri Reddy which seeks to educate children about use of waste as a resource. Smt. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development released the School Sanitation Report on the occasion. Shri Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Urban Development, released a number of colourful posters focusing on the theme of sanitation.
Noted film actor, Aamir Khan was declared the Brand Ambassador for the initiative. He congratulated the two ministers on this important initiative and stated that it was now up to the citizens and children to take this forward. He, along with Shri Sibal and Shri Reddy, interacted and took questions from a large number of school students present on the occasion.
Sibal said that through movies the actor had created public opinion related to education and his involvement would help the cause of sanitation. Aamir has starred in education-related movies such as Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots.
It is estimated that 17 per cent of the urban population in the country has no access to sanitation facilities, while 50-80 per cent of the waste water is disposed untreated.