Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at NBPGR In consonance with the call of Hon’ble Prime Minister (http://pib.nic.in/newsite/swachhBharat.aspx), and instructions from ICAR (http://www.icar.org.in/en/node/8157), NBPGR launched “Swachh Bharat Mission” on October 2, 2014. The mission is being launched on the concept of Mahatma Gandhi’s vision “Sanitation is more important than independence.” Dr. KC Bansal, Director, NBPGR in his message on this occasion called for internalizing the cleanliness agenda for enhancement in individual’s focus and institutional performance. Director administered ‘Swachhta Shapath’ (cleanliness oath) to the employees of the Bureau in NBPGR quadrangle. Later employees undertook cleaning the premises of the NBPGR. NBPGR will follow Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as follows: NBPGR employees will undertake initiatives for improvement in cleanliness, not only in their own premises but also in the surrounding areas. All the R&D activities at NBPGR HQ and regional stations will ensure cleanliness and safe-disposal of chemicals and residues on sustainable basis. To take stock of cleanliness in HB Singh residential complex and adopt measures on a sustained basis for improvement. Regional stations will include the talk on need for cleanliness in farmer’s contact programmes. ‘Farmers’ Day’ and ‘Field Day’ events organized by NBPGR will necessarily include awareness campaigns and contests etc. on the theme of cleanliness. NBPGR website will carry message relating to ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at NBPGR NBPGR congraluates ISRO on their stupendous success !! Entire scientific community of India is proud of you.