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Students of 400 schools to take part in ‘Clean Delhi' drive

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NEW DELHI: A “Clean Delhi-NCR Drive” will be conducted by The Art of Living at 41 sites across the Capital from September 6 to 11. It would target mainly tourist spots, market places and historical monuments that tourists are likely to visit during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The organisation's own volunteers will join other sections of society including students, government agencies and rag-pickers besides corporate firms in the cleaning drive.

In a statement, Art of Living said students of 400 city schools will be part of the drive which will also attempt to sensitise people about the dangers of spitting and littering.

Rag-pickers and garbage collectors will be felicitated on September 11 which will be celebrated as Clean Delhi Day. On the day, a rally will be held at Parliament Street where citizens and celebrities from various fields will participate.

Special programme

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi will also partner with the Art of Living in a special programme where 10 children in every participating school will be named as “Clean Delhi Champions”. Identification cards will be issued to them and they will spearhead the effort to make Delhi a no-litter zone.

According to Art of Living, the Bhagidari Cell of the Delhi Government, Mayor of Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, National Disaster Management Authority and National Cadet Corps will support the campaign.

The cleaning drive is a part of Art of Living's “Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna” campaign launched earlier this year to clean up the river Yamuna and creating “a clean and green” Delhi.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has urged affiliated schools to join the campaign on a voluntary basis.

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