Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal University, observed “Swachhata Pakhwada” as per the schedule announced by the University Grant Commission from January 16 to 31, 2020 with an aim to keep the University Campus clean and free from any garbage & other waste materials.
Under this campaign, the NSS Unit of Uttaranchal Institute of Management motivated the Faculty Members, the Staff Members and the Students to keep the University clean by picking up plastic and other materials and disposing it off in a proper manner. Mr. Rakesh Semwal, NSS Coordinator – UIM, along with Mr.V.K.Tangri and Mr. Praveen Saini conducted the event on 24th January, 2020.
Before the campaign began, Shri Jitender Joshi, Hon’ble Chancellor, appreciated the efforts of the entire team and Prof.(Dr.) N.K. Joshi, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, pointed out that such a campaigns must be held consistently to make the environment free of plastic and other waste materials.
Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Suri, Director – UIM, emphasized upon cleaner environment, free from pollution. He told that we all need to keep our environment clean since our environment is our common responsibility. Massive Cleanliness Drive was initiated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi in 2014. Earlier defecation in open was very common feature especially in villages which also led to many crimes. This wrong practice has been curtailed up to about 90% and a large number of new toilets have been constructed by the Government. He further said that all of us should take proper care not only of our residence and office but also the nearby areas.
The NSS Team along with students took a round of the entire University and accumulated garbage including wrappers, empty bottle, and the like. The students wore masks and hand gloves so that they could safely pick up waste materials and consigned it to dustbins they carried along for the purpose. Dr. Anshul Sharma (HOD, Management) and Dr. Sonal Sharma (HOD, IT) graced the occasion by their presence.