Officials on rounds to check sanitary status of colleges

The Human Resource Development ministry on Thursday sent high-ranking officers to inspect the sanitary status of city colleges, ahead of the launch of ‘Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan’ on October 2. 

On Wednesday, the department of higher education had also sent letters to at least 15 DU colleges asking to “celebrate the Swacch University/ colleges/institute campaign by taking up a programme of cleanliness in their university”, while designating an ‘officers of undersecretary level and above’ to visit respective colleges and institutes to ensure compliance.

The central universities in Delhi confirmed having received similar communication from the ministry.  “A report in the matter on 25.09.2014 itself is requested for compiling the same to prepare a consolidated report for onward submission,” the letter adds.

On Thursday, the designated officials did inspection rounds and lectured students on the importance of ‘clean classrooms and country’. 

Claiming that it has taken a lead in responding to the “national call” by Narendra Modi, the Jamia Millia Islamia said it was ahead of the schedule to organise the sanitation drive. The university had launched its 10-day long sanitation drive on Monday. 

Following the communication from the HRD ministry, the university VC had convened a meeting of all heads of department to conceptualise the sanitation campaign. 

“We have planned out radio talks, poster campaigns, cycle rallies, street theatre, and panel discussions. And this will be over and above the routine cleanliness,” said the Jamia spokesperson Mukesh Ranjan.

The university said the Director of Education Harpreet Singh visited different faculties in Jamia to take stock of the situation.

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