Odisha: Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2019 Launched

25 September 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: The State Government schools will be awarded for cleanliness. The award has been named as Odisha Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2019.

School and Mass Education Minister Samir Das today launched the award at a function here. A mobile app was also simultaneously launched at the event through which all the participating schools can feed their credentials.

The schools will need to voluntarily apply for the award online through the aforementioned Android app. There will be a Star-Rating system to judge the cleanliness of the schools, Das said.

The schools which will score between 90 to 100 percent will be rated as Five-Star.

The last date for filing applications is October 14, 2019. From 15 to 31 October the judges will scrutinize the applications select the winners.

Awards will be given to the winners between November 1 and 10. At the Block level the winner will get Rs 2,000, at district level Rs 5,000 and State level the winner will get a cash award of Rs 10,000, the Minister added.

"In the Block level, 1256 schools will get the award, in district level 240 schools and at the State level 40 schools will be getting the award," said Das.

Samir Ranjan Das, Minister, School & Mass Education, Odisha