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UGC Asks Universities to Join in Cleanliness Drive

New Delhi, June 22, 2015: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday requested all universities and affiliated colleges to participate in a cleanliness drive starting June 22.

"The government has decided that a week-long cleanliness drive should be held from June 22 to 26 in all universities and affiliated colleges.

Activities as mentioned must be undertaken with vigour during this week," UGC secretary Jaspal S. Sandhu said in a notification.

Universities to join in Cleanliness drive-UGC

The activities include upkeep and cleaning of offices, including common area premises, toilets, stairs and lifts along with areas outside the office, pathways and parking lots.

The activities also include weeding out of old files and records and disposal of unusable vehicles, furniture, electronics and electrical equipments.

The UGC has asked for a report on the activities undertaken on or before June 28.

The initiative is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign).


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