Shiv Nadar School students write to the mayor to make the city garbage free

September 19, 2018

In tandem with prime minister Narendra Modi’s, ‘Swachchta Hi Seva’ initiative, the teachers and students of Faridabad based Shiv Nadar School recently met the mayor of Municipal Corporation of Faridabad and submitted a letter of request to clean the garbage heaps and plastic waste across the various localities of Faridabad. Distressed by the growing environmental threat posed by plastic, the school has taken the onus of becoming a ‘No Polythene and One-Time-Plastic Use Free’ zone.

Faridabad is one of the cities earmarked by the Government of India to become one of the smart cities of India. However, just like any other city in the country, it faces a serious garbage problem. Given this, the Grade 5 students from the Junior Student Council of the school, in their letter expressing concern, highlighted an urgent need to clean the garbage dumps in areas like Sector 12 Bypass Road, below Bata Flyover, NIT 3 (Circle), Hardware Chowk and Tikona Park, among others. The request was accompanied by a presentation comprising photographs of garbage dumps in these areas to highlight the issue.

Shiv Nadar School aims to create a fine balance between academic excellence as well as emotional and social development of all students. The school undertakes various programmes and initiatives on a regular basis aimed at helping students become responsible citizens of the country.

Faridabad based Shiv Nadar School is a not-for-profit initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation in K12 private education to deliver educational excellence and provide education for life.

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