"If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn't next to something more interesting
than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness." - Tom Robbins
Swacha Bharat Abhiyan, a cleanliness drive initiated by Hon'ble Prime Minister
Narendra Modi was launched on Mahatma Gandhi's 145th birth anniversary.
Teachers and students of Delhi Technological University enthusiastically joined
the “Clean India Campaign” and participated with fervor, initiating a week long
Initially, a cleanliness week was observed from the 25th of September to the 1st
of October 2014, charged with a variety of activities ranging from students
wielding the broom and cleaning the academic blocks, identifying innovative ideas
to maintain cleanliness, and teachers motivating students to inculcate maintain
their surroundings by prioritizing cleanliness in the workplace. Teachers, students
and administrative staff of various departments cleaned not only their respective
rooms but also the gardens and corridors of the academic departments along
with different locations on the campus. Departmental seminars and workshops
were held to discuss the necessity of enforcement of the cleanliness measures
planned. Posters were put up across our campus and pamphlets distributed to
spread awareness about cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. Awareness about the
significance of cleanliness was also spread through multiple means including
‘Nukkad Natak’ performed by students of DTU, various competitions, quizzes and
interactive sessions, etc.
Students from each department initiated the drive by starting with cleaning their
own departments and then pitching in to clean other areas of our university.
Twenty five members of the NSS DTU unit not only cleaned the public park in A
Block Shahbad, a nearby village, but also carried out a cleanliness drive by
spreading awareness about hygieneity and sanitation among the villagers as
shown in the pictures associated.Another drive was initiated in our university's hostels with all Wardens and
students coming together to sweep the hostels clean. Views and suggestions were
taken from the students in the form of essays and to motivate them to come up
with newer ideas to keep our hostels clean, including efficient waste disposal, the
need for regular maintenance and educating peers about the significance of
hygiene in our habits. Debate and essay competitions were organized in the
hostels to inspire students to devote themselves to the cause of building a
hygienic environment. Our Vice Chancellor along with the Warden Council visited
all the hostels to inspect their cleanliness and to interact with students and
educating them about cleanliness and sanitation.
A team of eleven members, comprising of five teachers and six students from the
ECE and IT Departments of our University set out on a visit to Prahladpur village, a
few kilometres from the campus for creating awareness of cleaniness in the
village and had discussed with the Ward Councillor (Nigam Parshad), Shri
Shradhanand Sangwan. The University also joined hands with the Municipal
Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to undertake the cleanliness campaign.
On the 2nd of October, the oath was taken by all faculty members and students
along with the Prime Minister in a live telecast from Rajpath, New Delhi at B. R.
Ambedkar Auditorium in the campus. This was followed by a mass drive with
teachers and students alike identifying and cleaning various locations on the
campus. Students of our university took responsibility of cleaning nearby villages
and carried out cleanliness drives there.
Thus, Swach Bharat Abhiyan was initiated with vigor and zeal in our university,
and has thus carved a way for us to realize the objective of this nationwide
movement in the days to come.
Before the cleaning of the Block A, Shahbad Daulatpur Village
After the cleaning of the Block A, Shahbad Daulatpur Village
Awareness session held in Block A, Shahbad Daulatpur Village by NSS DTU
Cleaning of the IT Department
Cleaning of the DSM Department
Cleaning of the ACPT Department
Cleaning of the Mathematics Department
Cleaning of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department
Faculty and staff members who have undertaken the oath on 02.10.2014
Students demonstrating through street play about the cleanliness in the campus
Vice Chancellor is demonstrating about the cleanliness to the students