An oath-taking ceremony was conducted in five different schools of Chitwan to officially mark the commencement of the Waste Smart Clubs. The ceremony was conducted on five different Waste Smart Schools from 21 August to 23 August 2019. The first day of the ceremony was conducted for the club members of Laxmi Madhyamik Vidhyalaya (Ma.Vi). Similarly, for the second day, the ceremony was conducted for Chameli Devi Piya Rastriya Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya and Sharadpur Ma. Vi followed by Mohan Ma. Vi and Ma. Vi Baraghare on the third day.
The clubs consist of 11 members who were designated with different positions such as President, Vice President, and Communication Manager and so on. Mohan Ma. Vi, however, had 15 members in their clubs given the more number of interested students. The ceremony acted as an energizer for students to work diligently according to their assigned roles.
The oath-taking featured the members of the club taking a pledge to work towards a better environment not just inside their schools but also in their community. The formalization of the clubs through the oath-taking ceremony was a good start to helping the members develop a sense of ownership and responsibility towards the club and its activities. The students, as well as the supervisors, expressed their enthusiasm and sincerity to work as a part of the club.
In addition, the program also included the handing over of Waste Smart Club Kit and a seed fund for the efficient functioning of the clubs.