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Government Primary Schools Have No Sweepers – Orders Issued Under Child Right Panel to Provide Sweepers

A video of students lifting garbage in Government PrimarySchool, Baba Shri Chand Colony, went viral after which the Punjab StateCommission for Protection of Child Rights has told DEO (Elementary) to ask theMunicipal Corporation to hire sweepers for government primary schools in ruralareas.


The authorities of primaryschools have been complaining that there is still no availability of sweepersin primary government schools. There are some schools in Ludhiana who have madelunch time staffs volunteer duties of sweeper in schools.

Rajinder Pal (Principal, GovernmentPrimary Girls School - Kila Raipur) said - “Our School is pretty big and stillwe do not have a sweeper. We ask our mid-day meal staffs to clean the schooland for that we pay them extra. We definitely need a sweeper for our school.”

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