In a felicitation ceremony, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and Shantikunj were honored by the Municipal Corporation of Haridwar for carrying out Cleanliness Campaign. It is to be noted that the Cleanliness Campaign is carried out all over the country from September 15 to October 2. The Municipal Corporation of Haridwar honored the NGOs, Universities, institutions etc. who played leading roles in the campaign. This campaign was conducted on large scale by DSVV and Shantikunj. Programs like shramdaan under “Cleanliness is the Service”, poster, rangoli, slogan, pamphlet distribution, etc. were organized. All of these programs have become an integral part of the University and the Shantikunj. The idea of Shramdaan and Anshadaan is now being recognized all over the country.

On behalf of the University and the Shantikunj, the honor was received by Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Dr. Arunesh Parashar and Shri Narendra Thakur. There were many dignitaries who along with the Municipal Commissioner, Dr. Lalit Narayan Mishra, honored the institutions.

According to the Honorable Chancellor of the University, Dr. Pranav Pandya, there is a distinct identity of Shantikunj in the field of cleanliness and service. This message is promoted by the University in its own spiritual and scientific way.

Many spiritual and religious institutions witnessed the program along with the Patanjali Vishwavidyalaya, Red Cross, Sparsh Ganga, National Service Scheme and others.