Valedictory session of the Swachhta Pakhwada programme was conducted at ICAR –IIHR, Bengaluru. Dr. H. R. Ramya, Scientist, Division of Social Sciences & Training welcomed the gathering. With a brief history about the motto and launch of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan programme in India, Dr. V. Sankar, Principal Scientist & Nodal Officer(Swachh Bharat & MGMG Committee) briefed up the activities carried out under Swachhta Pakhwada program in IIHR during the period. Prizes were distributed to best performing students of school and college, house-keeping staff, divisions and sections of IIHR for their contribution to Swachhta activities. Chief Guest, Smt. Renuka, K.B., Principal, Government PU College, Hesaraghatta appreciated the activities taken up by IIHR in promoting horticulture and implemeting swachchta programme. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Director, ICAR –IIHR emphasized the importance of Swachchta drive initiated by the Government and motivated the school students and IIHR staff to work towards clean and Green India. The programme finally ended with vote of thanks by Dr. R. Umamaheswari, Senior Scientist & Member (SW & MGMG committee), Division of Crop Protection.