Mangaluru, Oct 05, 2017 : In line with Central Government’s Swacch Bharat Initiative Yenepoya University observed “Swachhta Pakhwada” from Sept 1 – 15 and “Swachhta Hi Seva” from Sept 15 – Oct 3, 2017.
The Centre for Environmental Studies of the university, in collaboration with the constituent colleges organized various programmes which included Guest lecture on the topic “Garbage cleaning systems in Public spaces” by Mr. Madhu Manohar, Environmental Engineer, Mangaluru City Corporation, Mangaluru. A debriefing session of selected student volunteers with Municipal Commissioner, Mrs. Vani V. Alva of Ullala Municipal Council about the systems for cleanliness was also organized.
An elocution competition was organized on the topic “Health and Hygiene is the real wealth” for students of Yenepoya Nursing College. The “Cleanest hostel room” contest was organized in two phases. Saplings were planted by students in the campus as part of the programme.
The campaign concluded with the Swachhta Pledge, which was administered by Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon Registrar, Yenepoya University on 3rd October, 2017. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. M. Vijaykumar distributed prizes to the winners of all competitions. In his address to students Dr. M. Vijaykumar spoke on the importance of cleanliness in medical profession and advised the students to practice hygiene in all spheres of life. Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, former Vice Chancellor of Kannur and Calicut Universities also graced the occasion.
Dr. Bhagya B. Sharma, Asst. Director, Centre for Environmental Studies co-ordinated the campaigns.