The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary.

Rashmi Nayk, a student of Nigam Pratibha Vidyalaya in Defence Colony, was named the ambassador for the drive, which was announced by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, SDMC said in a statement.

Irani appealed to the students to join the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and urged them to make efforts to keep their house, school and surroundings clean.

Under the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidhyalaya Abhiyan', SDMC will focus on bringing about a quality change at its schools. Special emphasis will be given on overall development of schools, including on the strengthening of infrastructure and improving the quality of education, it said.

Chairman (Education Committee) of SDMC, Ashish Sood, said that this programme has been put together with support from three NGOs -- Ark, CfBT and M-CRIL.

Dressed in colourful traditional Indian attire, 2,500 students of SDMC's primary schools danced, did aerobics and exercises and spread the message of 'One India' as they celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of their beloved 'Chacha Nehru', it said.

Rashmi, when contacted said, "I am thrilled to be selected for this position."

"I had gone to school, dressed up in a very neat manner and my photograph was taken at the school. But, I did not know that I had been selected until today when my name was announced," she told.

Asked what plans she has now to be part of this campaign, she said, "Children should not litter the city and always use dustbins."

She, however, said, "Delhi is dirty city and needs a lot of work. I am ready to contribute to this cause."

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