SMVDU Kata, 23rdSept.,18. Taking an inspiration from nationwide “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan” and Prime Minister’s campaign “Satyagrah se Swachhagrah” in reference to Gandhi’s “Champaran Satyagraha”, Shri Mata VaishnoDevi University started Swacch Bharat 2018 on 22ndSept,18. A ten-day event culminating on 2ndOct,18, commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Under this, SMVD University is going to organize various events to sensitize residents of nearby villages against open defecation and contribute to the cleanliness of university and surrounding areas, as reported by Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, Faculty Coordinator, NSS & Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Nodal Officer, Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. More than 100 students participated on the inaugural day where they cleaned various areas. The student coordinators of the event were Mr. Dhanraj, Mr. Saransh, Mr. Akhil, Mr. Prabhakar, Mr. Neel Kamal, Ms. Neha, Ms. Simran, Ms. Aruna, Ms. Shubhangi, Ms. Saloni and Ms.Sanya.