Interfaith Leaders Give Keys to Clean & Green India to Students
Swachhta Ki Chabi (Keys to Clean India) Given to Swachhta Ambassadors (Ambassadors of Cleaniness) The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation came together with interfaith leaders of the American Jewish Committee to hand over the newly built bio-toilets and recently launched school herbal garden to the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya (Rishikesh) school.
A symbolic key, prepared by the students, was handed over by the respected faith leaders to the children as a symbol that with this green technology and curriculum, focused on preservation and protection of our environment and natural resources, they too can have the keys to unlock a cleaner and greener world.
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, Co-Founder of GIWA, with whose vision and blessings the project was undertaken and completed, shared the great need for ending the practice of open-defecation and hence the importance of using and maintaining our toilets. He led a mass pledge for Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya that brought all of the school children to their feet.
Their Principal Ms Rachna Dev was especially honoured for being a Green Principal and bringing the principles and values of cleaniness and environmental preservation to the lives of the children.
A special dance drama was shared by the Yamuna Action Parivar- Braj Vrindavan Act Now illustrating the great need to protect and preserve our sacred water bodies and natural environment, which had the children, parents and teachers dancing at the symbolic victory of human values and its crucial role in creating a sustainable, joyful and peaceful world.