Swachhta Pledge at MCON, Manipal - 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

“Sanitation is more important than Independence”, said Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji dreamt of a clean India and emphasized on cleanliness and sanitation as an integral part of living.

September 30, 2018

The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' is an immense mass movement that seeks to create a Clean India. The respected prime minster of India stressed, “A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” during the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission. As part of this abhiyan, “The Swachhta Pledge Taking Ceremony” was organized by Manipal College of Nursing Manipal on September 5, 2018 at Dr. TMA Pai Hall, II Floor. Mrs. Savitha, Assistant Professor, delivered the Swachhta Pledge. More than 550 students and faculty took the pledge to remain committed towards cleanliness.

A seminar on 'Swachh Bharat’ was conducted for the Nursing students of Manipal College of Nursing Manipal by Mr. Vinish, Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing. He highlighted on the role of students who can act as an ambassadors of cleanliness and motivate others to keep their homes, school and surroundings clean.
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) moved a step forward in being with Swachh Bharath, started the self-cleaning of their classrooms and the surroundings. The students have promised to continue this activity throughout the year in a fixed day of the week. Dean, Associate Dean and faculty of the college have appreciated the initiation of SNA and agreed to extend their support.