Government of Jharkhand awarded 119 schools with Mukhyamantri Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (MSVP). The award function was held on 3rd December 2020 at Project Building, Dhurwa in Ranchi in the presence of the Honourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand,Hemant Soren.

The Chief Minister appreciated these 119 schools for their outstanding performance. These schools were selected through a rigorous process and verified by BIT Mesra. UNICEF supported in developing the MSVP app, capacity building of teachers and supported in validating the results.

During this programme, Sri Banna Gupta, Minister, Dept of Family & Health Welfare; Mr Sukhdev Singh, Chief Secretary, GoJ; Development Commissioner; Secretary, Department of Family & Health Welfare;Rahul Sharma, Secretary Dept Of SE&L; Mr Shailesh Kumar Chaurasiya,State Project Director Dept. Of SE&L; Mr Prasanta Dash, Chief Field Office UNICEF were present along with teachers, school children and SMC members who shared their experiences.

During the programme five AE/JEs trained on Water Quality testing in schools by FTK kit were also given certificates by the Chief Minister, Soren. He also awarded achievers of JAC/CBSE/ICSE Board and
students under Akansha with laptop and certificates and inaugurated Digi School and Learnytic 2.0 with formal launching of Vidhyalaya Swasth Programme of the state.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the programme and addressed the crowd by congratulating all the schools, children and teachers who achieved success this year under MSVP, Akansha programme and in JAC/CBSE/ICSE board exam results. He said, “It is a proud moment for all of us here in Jharkhand as we have moved one step forward to provide a clean and healthy learning environment to children in schools.”

Mr. Rahul Sharma, Secretary Dept. Of SE&L talked about Mukhyamantri Swachh Vidhyalaya Puraskar in the state in detail. He shared that total of 119 schools have been selected under nine different categories to receive the state level awards.

The MSVP awards are given in two categories - rural and urban where more schools are taken from rural category. Under these two categories also, there are categories of class I-V, I-VIII, VI-VIII, I-X, I-XII, VI-X, VI-XII,IX-XII, Special Category School, Residential School and Private School. 

The award money for the wining schools of I TO V is 50,000/-in rural areas and 1,00,000/- in urban areas, for I TO VIII & VI TO VIII is 75,000/- for rural and 1,50,000/- for urban. In I – X, I-XII,VI -XII & IX-XII prize money is 1,00,000/- in rural and 2,00,000/- in urban; for special categories it is 2,00,000/-, for residential schools is 2,00,000/- and for private schools is 2,00,000/-.

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