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2016 world cleanliness convention to be held
at new Delhi on 12-13 December 2016

 Press release

New Delhi, December 1, 2016

The 2016 World Cleanliness Convention will be held for the first time at New Delhi on 12-13 December 2016 in the Auditorium of India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi with the theme “Clean Up The Earth (CUTE)”. This was stated by the Convenor of the Convention and the Director of the National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER) Dr. Utkarsh Sharma. He further added that more than 51 Universities from India have joined the G-51 (Group of 51 Universities for Promoting Cleanliness, Hygiene and Sanitation Education (CHASE) all over the Country).

The main sponsor of the Convention is Jamia Hamdard, the renowned Deemed University at New Delhi. Other Universities who have co-sponsors the Convention include MIT University, Shri Gobind Guru University, Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences, Eternal University, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Adesh University, ICFAI University, L.N. Mithila University, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University, Vinoba Bhave University, Lucknow University, Periyar University, Manipal University, Central Institute of Fisheries Education etc.

It may be mentioned that more than 25 countries will be represented by the Ambassadors, High Commissioner and other Diplomats. Out of 860 Universities of India, only 20 Vice Chancellors have been selected for being felicitated for keeping their campuses cleaner and greener.

Out of the 3500 Schools of NCR (National Capital Region), only 60 Schools have been selected for receiving accolades for their contribution towards promoting cleanliness education.

Dr. Sharma further added that the Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU) under the Presidentship of Chancellor Dr. Priya Ranjan Trivedi has allowed NICER to collaborate with CIU for bringing out many more Encyclopaedias related to Ecology, Environment, Cleaning, Greening, Sanitation, Municipal Services, Garbage Management etc.

The Convention to be held on 12-13 December 2016 from 10 am to 1.30 pm will discuss the new paradigm for creating environment friendly and sustainable jobs through the Swachchh Bharat and Swachchh Rajya Abhiyan envisaged by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.

A separate discussion to explain spirituality and cleanliness will be held in the Valedictory Session where a brain storming lecture will be given by Chancellor Dr. P R Trivedi on the subject “Cleanliness is Godliness”, Dr. Utkarsh Sharma opined.

He has also invited all the interested persons to join this Convention by contacting him on the Email : [email protected]