DERGAON, Sept 10 - A rural school of Golaghat district has achieved a milestone in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Borjan ME School, situated at Bhakatia-gaon in Golaghat district bagged the �Swachh Vidyalaya Award�.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India launched the �Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya� (SBSV) initiative in 2014 to ensure that all schools in India have access to separate functional toilets for boys and girls. The initiative also has its emphasis on promoting safe and appropriate hygiene practices in schools and behavior among children.
According to information, of the 172 schools selected for the award across the country, six schools were from Assam.
The award was conferred at a function held at Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Auditorium at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, APS Colony, Delhi Cantt in New Delhi on September 1. The award was received by the Head Master of the school, Kumud Dutta from the Union Minister of HRD, Prakash Javadekar. The school was established way back in 1949 and since then it has been playing a pivotal role in expanding rural education. �This is a remarkable achievement as far as rural education is concerned. In fact, this has given a major boost to our teachers to work hard for the betterment of the society,� an elated Dutta said after receiving the award from the Union Minister.
Dutta further added that he would continue to work for upgrading the status of the school, besides improving the literacy level among the rural children.
What is more interesting is that the school has a unique medicinal plants garden, a digital classroom and is equipped with modern toilet facilities. �I am trying to create a better ambience in the school premises in order to woo rural students for primary education,� Dutta claimed.