800 schoolchildren band together for cleaner Fatehabad

When a group of schoolchildren in Fatehabad took an initiative to create awareness against littering on streets and roads, little did they know that it would turn into a big movement.

800 schoolchildren band together for cleaner Fatehabad

Members of the group Humble Humanities with inmates of an orphanage at Fatehabad. Tribune photo: Sushil Manav

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Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Fatehabad, November 29

When a group of schoolchildren in Fatehabad took an initiative to create awareness against littering on streets and roads, little did they know that it would turn into a big movement.

“Humble Humanities”, a group of less than 10 boys has now grown into an organisation of over 800 boys and girls, who have been creating awareness on the importance of cleanliness through posters, street plays and several other means.

“The smallest thing makes a big mess”, “Let’s put a stop on littering”, “Dear Literate Indian, stop littering India” “Dibbe me daal” and “India Kuchh Kar” are some of the catchphrases through which they are trying to keep their city clean.

The humble beginning was made on October 28 when Dhruv Taneja, a Class XI student of DAV Centenary School, Fatehabad, expressed his desire to address the students during the morning assembly.

Dhruv shared with students his desire to start an initiative for making the city clean and free from polythene and to spread awareness among people on the issue. Moved by his idea, soon several boys and girls joined hands to launch an initiative “Humble Humanities.”

“Every time a sanitation drive is launched, VVIPs take brooms in hands to sweep the streets. No doubt, this is a positive step, but I fail to understand why people are not asked not to litter in the streets,” said Dhruv, who is president of “Humble Humanities”.

The group has over 800 members who have been creating awareness among people against littering. “We have been telling people not to throw garbage on the streets and rather dump it in dustbins or deliver it to safai karamcharis. We are also asking shopkeepers to stop using polythene bags and we will soon meet district officials in this regard,” said Mridul Batra, a group member. Mridul along with another classmate Amrit Pal looks after research and development wing of the group.

Principal Sunita Madan said she was very impressed by the initiative taken by young students who were so aware on the issue.

 

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