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‘Swachhata’ promotes Tourism says Javadekar; TN bags maximum awards

‘Swachhata’ promotes Tourism says Javadekar; TN bags maximum awards

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said Swachhata (cleanliness) promotes tourism, brings hygiene and reduces health expenditure of a country. Mr Javadekar, presenting awards to higher educational institutions for ‘Swachhata Ranking 2017’, said, “Indians are ahead in personal hygiene but when it comes to clean our roads, streets, surroundings we are at the last.” The awards were given to higher educational institutions on the basis of Swachhata parameters which include student-toilet ratio, water purity and pipeline systems, facility and modernity of kitchen, adequacy of garbage collection and its disposal system, greenery coverage in campus and overall cleanliness and ambience. A total of 3500 institutions participated of which 174 were shortlisted. Best 25 institutions were selected in four categories -- Universities, Colleges, Technical institutions, Government institutions. Collectors under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan were also awarded. OP Jindal Global University from Sonipat, Haryana bagged the first position under University category followed by Manipal University of Jaipur. Tamil Nadu bagged maximum number of awards in each category. Under College category the southern state received five awards. Under Technical institutions category, it bagged the same number of awards. "It was surprising that no Government university was listed in the first 50. We had to make a special category for Government universities under which GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand was at the first position followed by Madurai Kamraj University, Tamil Nadu," said the Minister. Mr Javadekar, addressing the gathering, said a total of 4.5-lakh toilets were constructed in schools in the last one year across the country and this will reduce the drop-out percentage. “Students are ambassadors of cleanliness. Clean Campus should become Smart Campus and must know how to dispose waste while using smart technology,” said the HRD Minister. Mr Javadekar congratulated the winners and said “Swachhata is a service.” UNI DJK SNU 1522

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Rahul's aggressive campaign in Guj to have galvanising effect on poll-bound states: Cong

Rahul's aggressive campaign in Guj to have galvanising effect on poll-bound states: Cong

21 Jan 2018 | 11:50 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) The aggressive campaign by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gujarat Assembly elections, which gave a tough fight to the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home turf, will have a galvanising effect in the states which will go to the polls this year, the party says.

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From being in 'fragile five' in 2013-14 , India has become land of opportunity: PM

21 Jan 2018 | 11:49 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI ) Claiming that the NDA government has taken India from a position in the ' fragile five' in 2013-14 to becoming world's 'Bright spot', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation has become a land of great opportunity now.

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J&K Guv favours National Security Policy, a new Ministry to manage National Security

21 Jan 2018 | 11:48 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Sunday strongly advocated establishing a National Security Administrative Service (NSAS) as the country cannot afford to follow adhoc and disparate approaches in managing the national security.

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Kejriwal inaugurates sewer line project in Najafgarh

21 Jan 2018 | 11:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated project for laying sewer lines in 12 colonies of Najafgarh.

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Even Cong should become 'Congress-Mukt', says PM Modi

Even Cong should become 'Congress-Mukt', says PM Modi

21 Jan 2018 | 11:28 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought to clarify that his appeal
for 'Congress-free India' was not meant in pure electoral term but rather it should be understood
in symbolic sense and more as a 'political culture' that had become synonymous with Congress dispensation.

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