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Showing solidarity with the Jan Andolan ‘Swachchata Hi Sewa’ Sainik School Nagrota community came together to initiate the fortnight long cleanliness campaign commemorating the birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. The aim of this Swachchata drive is to realise the vision of clean India by setting an example to the society that Cleanliness is everyone’s business. Officers, Academic, Administrative, NCC, PTIs, Ground duty staff and families along with the cadets assembled in front of Cadets’ Mess at the dawn of the day and carried out cleaning up of drainage and adjoining areas while cadets joined hands and made sure that their hostel

surroundings were clean and neat. Hand gloves, shovels were made available in sufficient numbers to meet the requirement for the Swachchata drive with proper arrangements for disposal of collected waste. It may be noted that Sainik School Nagrota has adopted an effective Garbage segregation and disposal mechanism in collaboration with the local civic body also. Under this arrangement, an electric vehicle comes around to pick up domestic waste for safe disposal and recycling process on a nominal payment from the resident community. Frequent drives have been conducted for ensuring waste segregation at source and recycling of organic waste to create home-made compost. This arrangement has effectively made the campus litter free and besides putting a permanent end to overflowing garbage bins and burning of wastes in the vicinity.


30 cadets of the school cleared the litter of plastics and other materials scattered on the bank and disposed of the garbage safely.

One hour Shramdhan from 1000 to 1100 hrs. The message was spread across the residential areas of Nagrota.

The Principal, officers, staff, and cadets of Sainik School Nagrota, in a remarkable display of community spirit, joined forces with esteemed members from the local community for the "Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta" cleanliness campaign as part of the "Swachchata Hi Seva" programme. This impactful initiative saw the convergence of dedicated individuals, including the Block Development Officer (BDO), CRPF personnel, the Village Pradhaan, and enthusiastic villagers, all united by a common goal – to contribute towards a cleaner and greener environment. The heart of this cleanliness drive focused on revitalizing the areas surrounding the dumping zone near the local bus stop and the adjoining regions of Sainik School Nagrota. Participants were deeply motivated by a shared commitment to make a tangible difference in their community, and their dedication was nothing short of inspiring.

Sainik School Nagrota has always been at the forefront of instilling values of discipline, responsibility, and community service in its cadets. This participation in the "Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta" campaign aligns seamlessly with the school's ethos of producing responsible citizens who actively contribute to the Nation building.
Capt(IN) AK Desai, Principal of Sainik School Nagrota, expressed his gratitude to all participants and stated, "Today, we have not just cleaned our surroundings; we have cleansed our collective conscience. This initiative reminds us that every small effort counts, and together, we can create a cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant community."
The "Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta" cleanliness campaign was a resounding success, showcasing the power of collaboration and community engagement. It is a testament to what can be achieved when individuals come together with a shared vision of creating a better, cleaner tomorrow.
Sainik School Nagrota, established with a noble aim of nurturing future leaders of the nation, has consistently strived to provide holistic education to its cadets. The institution focuses not only on academic excellence but also on inculcating values of discipline, leadership, and patriotism.

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