New Delhi: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) participated in the Swacchta Pakhwada from 01 to 15 Aug 2016 in accordance with the plan of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. NCC through its mass base in rural and urban areas took up the task of Swacchta on a war footing with a total of over five lakh eighty thousand cadets participating in the same. The campaign was carried out pan India across all seventeen State NCC Directorates and included more than 10,000 institutes.
The activities carried out by the cadets were cleanliness drive at historical sites and a mass pledge by cadets. The NCC also held awareness rallies, street plays, lectures and seminars across the country. During the fortnight, the cadets distributed public health material with the help of civil administration, cleaned statues of national leaders and made posters to spread awareness about Swacchta.
The Swacchta Abhiyan is very close to NCC and the cadets perform these activities as part of social responsibility and community development of NCC curriculum. The cadets took a pledge to devote atleast two hours every week towards Swachhta.
NCC is the single largest uniformed youth organization which grooms future leaders and this abhiyan was a step in that direction.