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Engineering Colleges finally join ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative, ask hostel residents to wash bed sheets once every year

02, Jan 2018 By dasu

New Delhi: More than three years have passed, engineering colleges never took any steps to join Swachh Bharat campaign. However, after PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat last Sunday where he talked about world’s biggest nationwide cleanliness survey that would start on January 4th, worried engineering colleges have asked hostel students to clean their bed sheets.

“Not only they have to clean it now, have asked wardens to collect one undertaking from each student that they will wash their bed sheets at least once every year. After every wash, they need to write last clean date against their Aadhaar number on top of the bed sheet. If they fail to do so, they will not be allowed to sit in the exams,” said R.C. Rao, principal of Gunupur engineering college.

Desh Swachhata mein Itna aage ja raha hai, If PM Modi finds out some of our hostel students do not wash bed sheets even once in four years, woh to humara college ka license cancel kara denge AICTE ko bol ke”, Mr. Rao said.

Mr. Rao added, “It’s not like these students do have time or money to clean the bed sheets, it’s lack of will. These students are smart. They all use black color bed sheets, no one can spot how many kgs of dust has gone in to them”.

“What to talk about other students, my own son who came home after completing his degree, when I put his bed sheets in to washing machine, the new washing machine stopped working. The technician while showing me few kgs of black tar refused to waive off repairing cost even in warranty period. While showing me the user manual he said if hostel students bed sheets are put, this machine will not work. Please read manual before use, he stressed,” said Mr. Rao.

Sameer Pradhan, a student was asking his warden, “What about majority students like him who do not have bed sheet? Mandatory hai toh, survey se ek din pehle le aayenge”.