Launched on the 14th of November 2014 the Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Gandhi launched the National Bal Swachhta Mission in New Delhi. The Bal Swachhta Abhiyan was launched on the occasion of remembrance on the 125th birth anniversary of our first Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for his devotion and love towards the children of our nation. This day is also dedicated to the children of the country as Children’s Day.
The Minister also launched a book on the Bal Swachhta Mission that was prepared by the National Institute of Public Cooperation And Child Development. The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani, launched the Udaan program for girls.
The Bal Swachhta Mission is a part of the Nationwide Sanitation initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission that was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 2nd of October 2014.
Table of Contents
- Objectives of the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
- Implementation of the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
- Awareness targeted area of the National Bal Swachhta Abhiyan:
- Theme line of the Bal Swachhta Mission week:
- Eligibility for the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
- Udaan Program Scholarship for Girls
- Benefits of the program:
- Eligibility Criteria for the Udaan Program Scholarship for Girls
- How to apply for the program?
- Selection Criteria for the program
Objectives of the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
- To clean the surroundings like playgrounds
- Clean self (personal hygiene/child health)
- Clean food
- Clean drinking water
- Clean toilets
- Clean anganwadis
Implementation of the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
The mission has been implemented by the Women and Child Development with the assistance of the Departments such as:
- School Education
- Urban Development
- Drinking Water and Sanitation
- Information and Publicity
- National Bal Swachhta Mission is implemented with the help of various department like School Education, Urban Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Information and Publicity.
Awareness targeted area of the National Bal Swachhta Abhiyan:
- The awareness can build towards children who are going to schools to maintain a clean home, school and public places.
- The awareness could also be created among the children by the informal way such as poems, storytelling, small games, and conversation with children’s.
Theme line of the Bal Swachhta Mission week:
The Bal Swachhta Mission is followed by a 6-day program that would be held every day from the 14th of November to the 19th of November 2014.
- The theme of 14th November was “Clean Schools, Surroundings and Play area”.
- The theme of 15th November was “Clean Food”.
- The theme of 17th November was “Clean Self”.
- The theme of 18th November was “Clean Drinking Water”.
- The theme of 19th November was “Clean Toilet”.
Eligibility for the National Bal Swachhta Mission:
- The Scheme is eligible for government schools in India
- The anganwadis all over India are eligible for the scheme
- The National Bal Swachhta Mission is eligible for the State, District, Blocks and Gram-Panchayat level.
Udaan Program Scholarship for Girls
The scheme for girls is designed to provide an all-inclusive platform to girl students to pursue higher education in engineering and assist them in preparing for the IIT-JEE while studying in Classes 11 and 12.
Benefits of the program:
- This is a comprehensive platform for deserving girl candidates who aspire to pursue higher education in engineering and support them to prepare for the entrance examinations while studying in calluses 11 and 12.
- The program is mentoring for the selected 1000 girls to compete for admissions at Premier Engineering Colleges in India. The students will be selected on the basis of merit.
- The program is free of cost that offers an online and offline course format. The students will be provided with tuition, lectures and study material as well as a tablet with financial assistance to purchase the tablet.
- A periodic counselling to motivate the students and parents.
- The financial assistance would be provided in the form of
- Admission fees
- Tuition fees
- Hostel charges
Under the following circumstances:
- The students must have a minimum of 75% attendance during the Udaan classes
- And must checklist admission into IITs/ NITs/ Technical Institutes or other centrally funded Engineering Colleges.
Eligibility Criteria for the Udaan Program Scholarship for Girls
- Girl students currently enrolled in Class 12 in PCM stream
- Must obtain minimum marks of 70% in class 10 overall and 80% marks in science and mathematics, boards that follow CGPA a minimum of 8 CGPA and a 9 CGPA in Science and Mathematics
- The annual family income should be less than 6 lakhs per annum
- Reservation as per JEE (Advanced)
- OBC (NCL) – 27%, SC – 15%, ST – 7.5%
- PWD – 3% of seats in every category
- For class 12 students, a minimum of 75% marks in PCM, in Class 11 in addition to the class 10 requirements
- The selection of students are based on merit and will be considered against the city chosen by the candidate for the weekly virtual contact classes
- Preference will be given to girl students from the economically disadvantaged background.
How to apply for the program?
- Interested candidates must fill applications form for the Udaan scheme at an online official website of CBSE which is cbse.nic.in or www.cbseacademic.in
- You can apply by submitting a copy of the application to anyone of the CBSE City Coordinators in the list of given cities.
Selection Criteria for the program
- The program is open to students who are citizens of India and are residing in India.
- The girls studying in class XI only from KVs/ NVs/ other Government run Schools affiliated to any Board in India are eligible to apply based on criteria given above.
- The selection of the students will be based on merit basis and will be considered against the city option made by the candidate for the weekly personal contact classes.
- 1000 girls have been enrolled in the program and 500 girls will be selected from an open category and 500 will belong to SC/ST/ or backward class
- The preference will be given to girl students from a financially weaker section where the combined family income should be less than INR 6, 00,000 per annum for the General and Backward Class candidates.