Inspired by students in Japan, where they clean the toilets and filth in their city,Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat- Swachh Vidyalaya drive recently.Taking this initiative a step ahead, students of Navi Mumbai have taken the initiative beyond classrooms. Schools are encouraging hygiene and sanitation related activities as they are asking students to ensure that the vicinity around their residence is kept clean.Students of St Augustine's High School were enthusiastic after they cleaned their schools and were eager to step out to ensure that the city is also maintained clean. "We were explained about the need to keep the surrounding clean, with the increasing number of illness, we decided to create awareness outside the school as well. All of us gathered and walked from the school to Nerul station, armed with brooms and ensured that every nook and corner of the station was spic and span. We also spread the message of maintaining a clean surrounding to commuters," said Prachi Shendge, a student from the school.