Swachh Bharat a collective effort
Giving a boost to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan and his wife Vimala Narasimhan launched the campaign at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
Guv cleans Hyd school as part of mission
Hyderabad: Giving a boost to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan and his wife Vimala Narasimhan launched the campaign at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
The governor and his wife symbolically swept the benches and rooms of a government school in Raj Bhavan locality as a part of it. The governor said that clean India would not be possible with a single individual; it should be a collective effort of all the people in the society.
While administering a pledge to the school students and the faculty he said, “It is the duty of the youth to make India clean. Let us resolve to keep away garbage. This will be a great service to Bharat Mata.”
He urged the students to materialise the resolution of sanitation by dedicating 100 hours every year towards self sanitisation.
“Two hours a week, the students have to voluntarily labour. Imbibe it in yourself and spread the message across your family and locality members. You should not litter nor allow others to litter anywhere in public. Bapu’s dream of India was not just an independent India but also a neat and clean Bharat,” he added.
Narasimhan warned the school management over improper rooms in the school.
As the governor chose to participate in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign in the government school at Raj Bhavan locality, the schools officials had to run pillar to post making proper arrangements. However it was not the same in several schools across the city as the campaign would begin from October 8. “As the Dasara vacation is on, all the schools have been instructed to participate in the campaign after vacation i.e. from October 8,” said Ramesh DEO, Ranga Reddy.
UoH plants 100 trees
As part of the mission the ‘Swachhata Shapath’ (sanitation pledge) was administered to the employees in English by the Registrar Prof. I Rambrahmam and later in Hindi and Telugu.
Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, UoH, called upon the staff to remain vigilant about cleanliness and ensure that the surroundings are kept clean. He asked the varsity fraternity to ensure that fellow citizens don’t indulge in littering and help in promoting the message of ‘Clean India mission’, to friends and relatives.
The university also took part in tree plantation at south campus road. About 100 trees were planted by students, faculty, National Service Scheme volunteers, teachers of academic staff college and staff.
The staff members of UoH embarked on cleaning activities around the administration building and their respective departments and offices.