The Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely launched the nationwide Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign (Clean India Mission) on Wednesday 18th February at the morning assembly. He took a broom and swept the stage along with Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of the School of Technology.


“Let this not be a mere tokenism,” said Dr Mavely encouraging all to make it an attitude of keeping common areas and work place clean.

The students and faculty panned out to some 20 locations in both campuses of the Schools of Technology and Social Sciences.  The hour long program saw the entire university community cleaning areas of their campus (classrooms, faculty cabins, labs, and open spaces) which do not get detailed cleaning attention in routine maintenance chores.

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Civil Engineering students wearing gloves and face masks were seen attending to clogged drainage system, while students in the lab cleaned ceiling and exhaust fans… girls and boys moved into parking lots to weed out grass growing between the interlocked tiles.

The program coordinated by Dr Biju Mani Das and ADBU Administrator Dr Peter Paul will be a monthly event…


The Clean India Mission is a national campaign by the Govt of India covering 4,041 statutory towns, to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

This campaign was officially launched, 2 October 2014 at Rajghat (Gandhi’s tomb) New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaned the road.

The campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a Clean India by 2nd October 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.