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IISR on Swatchh Bharat Mission

Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow. As per the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the Jayanti was celebrated on October 2, 2014 with the start of “Swachh Bharat” Mission, a move as a part of PM’s pet project -- a nationwide ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign. PM Narendra Modi has given a call for 'Swachh Bharat' as a mass movement to realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India by 2019, when the country will celebrate 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. At the outset, Dr. Sushil Solomon, Director of the Institute took the “Swachhta Shapath” and urged about 300 scientists, officers and employees to follow the cleanliness drive at their workplaces, residences, schools, colleges, markets and nearby areas. Dr. Solomon explained the importance of cleanliness to the staff and asked the employees to spread the message of cleanliness to one and all that will be a true tribute to the father of the nation. After the cleanliness oath taking ceremony, the Director with the team of all the scientists, officers and employees wield/took the brooms and cleaned the premises of the Institute Campus, Ikshupuri Residential Colony, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lucknow and the roads opposite to the Institute’s campus. All the scientists and staff walked to the nearby areas and highlighted the importance of cleanliness to the residents and asked them to not allow anybody to make the surroundings unclean and untidy. The scientists, officers and employees will now devote two hours every week for this cleanliness drive and will help in fulfilling the Clean India dream of Mahatma Gandhi. The scientists and employees participated in this drive in a big way. A representation was also prepared for Nagar Nigam, Lucknow to remove the heap of garbage gathered near Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lucknow. On this occasion, the staff of the Institute also emphasized to adopt about 500 metre road opposite the Institute’s main for making it not only clean but also beautiful.