Launched in 2015

Success Story

The V.K.Krishna Menon Road near Gandhipuram in Coimbatore was selected by the team of students from Delhi Public School, Coimbatore for their civic project. They surveyed the road, identified the problems, and recommended some solutions.

Then, they met the Collector – Ms. Archana Pattanaik, the Mayor Dr.P. Rajkumar, the City Corporation Commissoner Dr. Vijayakarthikeyan,the Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) Dr. T K Rajasekaran, the Municipal Assistant Commissioner, the Town Planning Officer – Ms. Vimala, the Surveyor, the Councilor Mr. Nandakumar, the Road In-charge and other officers like the Health Officer, EB Engineer, PWD Contractor, Traffic Warden. Also, they met the Managing Trustee of an Siruthuli, an NGO. Here are a few of their recommendations that were implemented:

  1. To regulate traffic on the road just before and after school hours, a team of senior boys were trained by the Traffic Warden and his team. This team is called the Road Safety Patrol (RSP).
  2. The garbage bins are now cleaned twice on a regular basis. The waste is segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. The non-recyclable waste is sold and the money is distributed among the sanitation workers.
  3. At the children’s request, the Commissioner visited the road along with other officials on 24th November, 2015. On the same day, the street lights that were not functioning were replaced with immediate effect.
  4. On 9 December, 2015, the Councilor informed the students that the encroachments were being removed from the stretch of the road. Also, he informed them that the drainage work was being initiated.
  5. Drinking water pipes were removed from near the drains and moved to a more hygienic location.


‘Bala Janaagraha taught us to be active and responsive people and showed us that even small children can bring about change.’

– Team ‘Parinaam’ of Delhi Public School, Coimbatore.



Participating School

Delhi Public School, Coimbatore
Corporation S.R.P. Ammani Ammal Girls Higher Sec. School
Corporation Higher Sec. School, Peelamedu
Corporation Krishnapuram Middle School
Selvapuram Boys High School
Corporation Girls Higher Sec. School, Puliyagkulam

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