Gangtok, 09 Aug:
On the 09th day of Swachhata Pakhwada conducted by the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Tharpu Senior Secondary School, West Sikkim, the students organized a cleanliness drive at Gram Prashasan Kendra, Choudary Chawpal (Community center) and the footpaths of Tharpu.
The cleanliness drive was jointly initiated by 200 NSS volunteers along with NSS programme officer. The pakhwada was officially kicked off on 01 Aug with a formal oath ceremony followed by a series of cleanliness drives and awareness programmes organized by the NSS volunteers of the school.
The pakhwada is scheduled to continue till 15 Aug, a press release informs.
Swachhata Pakhwada is a programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan where nationwide cleanliness drive is being carried out under Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India. Almost all the NSS units of Sikkim are taking part in the Swachhata Pakhwada under Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Sikkim, reads the release.