Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led BJP government is set to include Ganga conservation and related subjects in the curriculum of secondary education, making Uttar Pradesh the first state in India to do so.
Now, students of the state will learn ways to save the Ganes from pollution and the journey of the river from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
Taking forward the concept of ‘Nirmal and Aviral Ganga’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CM has decided to link Ganga cleanliness campaign with school students.
“This state government initiative will not only enhance the knowledge of children but will also give a new momentum to cleanliness of the river,” said an official communiqué released in Lucknow on Wednesday.
It further said that on the initiative of Namami Gange department, Secondary Education Council has accepted the proposal to include Ganga conservation and water pollution prevention in the curriculum of high school and Intermediate classes.
The Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply department have directed the Department of Secondary Education to make it compulsory for students to take part in Ganga cleanliness. In order to make school children aware of pollution in the Ganges, the government will also organise different competitions on topics related to its conservation.