Swachhata Hi Seva: This Government School Has No Toilets


Patna: The Hon’ble Prime Minister has called upon the nation to begin a campaign, Swachhata Hi Seva, Cleanliness is Service. The initiative, which is being coordinated by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation, will include ‘sharamdaan’ or voluntary work and will focus on mass mobilisation and reinforce ‘jan andolan’ for sanitation to contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India.

But the tragedy lies here. Most shockingly, the news came from Gaya that A government school in Gaya, Bihar, has been functioning without toilets, causing discomfort to both students and teaching staff.

Six hundred students 400 girls and 200 boys of the Guru Nanak Middle School are often forced to go to to their homes or to the homes of their friends to ease themselves.
According to source, the school students use toilets in their friends homes which is near to their school. Students and teachers said they have informed the Municipal Corporation about the issue. The officials have assured the school that they will construct the toilets soon.

Principal Brijmohan Thakur informed that The school comes under the management of the Gaya Nagar Nigam. He has submitted an application and visited the office in person as well. The Principal has also said that the school also has no boundary wall or gate. And besides that Gaya Mayor Virendra Kumar said he had no knowledge of the issue.