International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Awareness of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya and Hygiene Practices in Rural School Children

Shalini Sunderam | Anju Prabha Kumari | Santosh Kumar Soren | Manish Deo | Vivek Kashyap

Abstract: Introduction: Good health is the prerequisite for the development of nation. Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya, a National campaign to promote safe water, sanitation and hygiene in school. Aim and Objectives: (i) To assess the awareness of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya among school children. (ii) To assess the hygiene practices among school children. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted among students of Rajyakrit Madhya Vidyalaya, Ormanjhi, Jharkhand during first week of October 2019. Total 54 students of class VII & VIII were enrolled. Data was collected using pretested questionnaire and was analyzed. Result: All the participants were aware of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya and 72 % of them agreed that it was because of their school teacher. All participants had personal toilet at home and are using it and they wash their hand with soap after defecation. All the participants participated in raily and 81 % took part in painting competition related to Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya. Conclusion: Involvement of school in the national health program is definitely going to be fruitful. Healthy behavior and lifestyle inculcated during childhood will result in sustainable development which is still a big challenge for developing country like India

Keywords: school children, hygienic practices, Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,

Pages: 622 - 623

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