Wednesday, 8 October 2014

 CBSE now announces an Expression Series on Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation. The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi especially on cleanliness are relevant today as well. Some of the activities advised in the circular on Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign can be conducted, recorded, collated, and sent for participation in this Expression Series, which will open from 2nd October 2014 to 15th October 2014. The participants can submit their entries round the clock beginning 9:00 AM of 2nd October to 15th October, 2014. All the results will be announced before October 31, 2014.

 Salient features of this Expression Series are as follows:-
(A) For students
1. Open to students of classes I-XII of all schools affiliated to any Board of school education of the country
2. Topics will be announced from October 2, 2014 onward for all categories
3. Entries can be sent in 22 Scheduled languages and English
4. Entries can be sent by Individuals, teams, pairs
5. Entries can be Poster, essay, role play, videos, scripts, one act play, films, poems and anecdotes not available on web
6. Certificates for Participation for all and Certificate of Excellence for winners
7. Prizes for Students
 Daily cash prizes of Rs. 2,500/- from 02nd to 12th October, 2014
 Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/- on 13th and 14th October, 2014
 Cash prize of Rs. 25,000/- on 15th October, 2014 for 36 winners

(B) For Schools
1. The schools may conduct the activities given in the School Sanitation Manual (Swatchata Ka Abhiyan). Some of the activities are as follows:
i. Shram-Daan and Community Service like Cleanliness Drives in school and community
ii. Speeches on topics like understanding cleanliness from the vision and perspective of Mahatma Gandhi
iii. Competition about innovative ways of maintaining Personal and Environmental Hygiene
iv. Drawing competition depicting the understanding of Mahatma Gandhi in the context of cleanliness and hygiene
v. Skits and plays ,Documentary/ Short Movie making and Photography competitions
vi. Workshop/ competitions like best-out-of-waste and waste-management
vii. Seminar/ lectures/ workshop about green energy and energy conservation
2. Schools will upload the report of activities, in the form of short films, CDs, Power Point Presentations, written reports, and photographs not more than 5MB in size, based on circular dated September 22, 2014 as per Annexure-II. Schools may also refer to the book titled ‘Small Steps Big Change’ and Sawchh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya: A Handbook of Activities for guidance regarding the various activities in this regard.
3. Prizes for Schools for the Expression Series
Cash prize of Rs. 40,000/- on 31st October, 2014 to the best 3 Schools in each state/UT for their good practices on sanitation (visit )
(C) In a CBSE affiliated school, the participation of students in the event may be used as a Formative Assessment task in language being used for the input. A student may take a print out of her/his entry sent to Board by pressing tab ‘Print’ and produce the same to her/his teacher for considering it for a formative assessment task.
(D) In addition to Expression Series, the schools are also encouraged to fill in their sanitation status online at the link Online Sanitation Rating Swachh Bharat - Swachh Vidyalaya available on It is an award winning activity. The schools with good sanitation ratings (after verification) will be felicitated as per their ratings. The highest scoring schools with Green rating will get a cash award of Rs.1,00,000, if the rating is Blue the school will get a cash award of Rs.75,000, and if Yellow the school will get a cash award of Rs.25,000/-, however if they are Black or Red, they need to improve.

Topics for Day 1, 2 and 3:    Classes 1 to 5  |   Classes 6 to 8  |   Classes 9 to 12
Topics for Day 4, 5 and 6:    Classes 1 to 5  |   Classes 6 to 8  |   Classes 9 to 12
Topics for Day 7, 8 and 9:    Classes 1 to 5  |   Classes 6 to 8  |   Classes 9 to 12

Apply Online:   Classes 1 to 5  |   Classes 6 to 8  |   Classes 9 to 12

Apply Offline:   Link 1  |   Link 2

For Schools:   Expression Series Submission for Schools

For Schools: Online Sanitation Rating Swachh Bharat - Swachh Vidyalaya

Click here for the Circular


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