An inaugural function of "Swachhta Hi Sewa", an initiative of Government of India was organized at NCC Group Headquarters, Gogji Bagh, Srinagar in which three Officers, 10 ANOs, 20 PI Staff and 230 NCC cadets from various schools and colleges of Srinagar NCC Group participated enthusiastically and pledged to ensure clean and healthy society through cleanliness drive. Chief Guest of the function, Brig RG Patil, Group Commander, Srinagar NCC Group, while addressing, motivated the cadets to become ambassadors of change and make the entire society aware of the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He further expressed that we are proud to be part of this national mission which has implication for one and all. Youth play a major role in any social campaign. We as NCC fraternity have greater responsibility towards changing the mindset of people on the cleanliness issues. If we start reforming ourselves, we can also influence others to maintain hygiene and cleanliness. NCC has footprint in entire Kashmir valley with more than 10,000 cadets from Institutions covering all ten Districts. The NCC institutions participated in Swachhta Pakhwada from September 15 to October 2, 2018 whole heartedly in which large number of activities such as Mass Awareness Rallies, Nukad Nataks, Shramdaan, Wall Paintings, Cleanliness Drive, Cleaning of Public Parks, Awareness Rally, Seminar, Cleaning of Hospitals etc., were carried out by the cadets during the fortnight. The Pakhwada culminated on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, 2018.