Swachhta Pakhwada at Thiruvidanthai village, Tamil Nadu on 25th may 2017

ICAR-CIBA organized the Swachhta Pakhwada “Cleanliness fortnight” at Thiruvidanthai (adopted MGMG village), Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, on 25th May 2017 to create awareness on cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation among the villagers., About 60 villagers including CIBA staff actively participated in the programme. Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Senior. Scientist and Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Mission of CIBA gave a talk on a novel initiative Swachh Bharat Mission initiated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and its aim and objectives. Dr. D. Deboral Vimala, Principal Scientist, CIBA, explained the importance of self-help principles and health aspects. Dr.P.Nila Rekha, Principal Scientist & OIC-Muttukadu Experimental Station of CIBA sensitized the importance of natural resource management and water conservation. During the program the villagers, cleaned the village premises of public pathways/roads. CIBA Scientists distributed cleaning material to the village leaders for keeping them in the village custody and use them for cleaning common places. The woman folk in large number turned for the programme which indicated the keen interest the villagers shown on the theme and they assured that they would maintain cleanliness of the village.

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