As per the directions from the council, the ‘Special Pakhwada’ activities are being conducted at ICAR-IIOR. The activities scheduled for the day on December 16, 2023, were conducted at IIOR. Every employee at IIOR took the swachhata commitment, banners were displayed at prominent places, and pogada (Spanish cherry) tree seedlings were planted inside the office premises. A cleaning drive was also done by all staff outside IIOR premises. All the members of the IIOR scientific, technical, administrative, student, contract staff, and farm SSS took part in the Swachhta Pledge in both English and Hindi. All participants were then given a briefing on the events that would take place during the entire Swachhta Pakhwada Programme. The Swachhta cleaning drive was done outside the institute premises by IIOR staff. Employees of ICAR-IIOR participated with dedication and great enthusiasm. Posters were displayed to create awareness of Swachhta.