Indore : While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign “Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat” is to be initiated on October 2, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities across the country, including Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), to adopt colonies for cleanliness.

Through a letter, UGC Chairman Ved Prakash directed the universities to organise outreach programmes, such as adoption of colonies for cleanliness, creating awareness among public on the necessity for cleanliness for a healthy living etc.

“The Prime Minister has very rightly announced the initiation of a nation-wide campaign Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat with the participation of all sections of the society to bring about mass awareness and a lasting behavioural change to achieve this goal,” he said and opined, “Higher Education Community can play a pivotal role in the success of this campaign.”

With this opinion, he asked the universities to launch a massive campaign not only on the campus of their respective institutions but also on the campuses of affiliated colleges on October 2.

He suggested universities to engage NCC cadets and NSS volunteers and other such forums in their institutions to carry out exercises that may involve plantation of trees, effective waste management, plastic free environment, rain water harvesting, smoke and drugs free campuses etc on October 2.

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