"Under this project, the five schools will be monitored throughout the year and a report on cleanliness would be prepared," he said.
Gandhi said that there was a need to create awareness among students and this could be done by entrusting them with the responsibility of keeping their school premises and surroundings clean. The five schools include a Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) run school, a Gujarati medium school, an Urdu school, a girls' school and a co-ed school.
The five health ambassadors have been selected from standards VII and VIII. "We have also formed a group of 50 students, which will cooperate with the school managements in maintaining hygiene in the schools," Gandhi said.
Thrilled by the new responsibility, the students promised to keep their schools clean. "With this project, I can focus on how to keep the school and surroundings clean," said Bhagyashree Adhav, a student of standard VIII, SNDT Girls High School.
Manasi Bhange, Kajal Sharma and Madhavi Sejwal, all standard VII students of the same school, said they will ensure that the toilets are flushed after use, paper bits are thrown in dustbin and proper sweeping of the campus is done.