Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday appealed to the students of Pondicherry university and its affiliated colleges to join the ‘Shramdaan’ movement, part of Swachh Bharat and Swachh Puducherry initiative, to make the Union Territory clean and garbage free.
During her address at the 24th convocation of the university, she said, she was happy to understand that Pondicherry university had come forward to carry out swachch bharat scheme and called upon the youth to realise their duties.
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“There is vast scope to go several miles and around 50,000 students from Puducherry would join the movement to make Puducherry a cleaner and neater Union Territory,” she said.
She further noted that the Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had written a letter to the Prime Minister assuring that Puducherry would emerge as an ‘open defecation free Union Territory’ by October 2, 2017.
Later, Bedi gave away gold medals to students, who were proficient in various academic performances.