Byndoor, July 19, 2018: Students of Sai Vidya Institute of Technology have been striving for Swaccha Maravanthe project.
Seven male and three female students are creating awareness on the segregation of waste at the source, along with carrying out a cleanliness drive in Maravanthe. The students have been creating awareness among schoolchildren, parents and Asha workers in five wards of the gram panchayat on cleanliness and sanitation, through skits and screening of videos.
They will hold jathas, and clean roads and other public places. They will also visit all the 1,200 households in the villages to create awareness in the gram panchayats.
Sohan Kumar, Sneha G, Sharana, Sundara Vijayan, Mohan Goeda, Tejas Aradhya, Dhanush K N, Sparsha R, Ganesh Shetty and Rajith A, who are all NSS volunteers, were inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to serve the community for at least 100 hours during holidays.
Students said, “Social service is likely to be made mandatory for technical students from next year. Taking a cue from Modi’s call, we decided to serve during the holidays. Team leader Ganesh Shetty hails from Maravanthe.”
Ganesh Shetty said, “Maravanthe gram panchayat has taken up several development works. The work on solid waste management and sewage treatment has also commenced. Hence, we selected Maravanthe for the cleanliness work.”
He said that there is a lack of awareness on cleanliness among the people. The team is creating awareness about the segregation of waste at the source. A detailed report on the project will be submitted to the college, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and the Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development.
Welcoming the initiative by the students, gram panchayat president K A Anitha said, “The students have been serving selflessly in the village. Their work should motivate many many more in the near fuure.”