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Swachh Bharat Award
07/09/2019
Once again the knowledge power house of Manipur Don Bosco College, Maram has bagged a National Award (third place) under the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2019 (SBSI). This award was presented by Hon'ble Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
 
Following the Prime Minister’s clarion call on 2nd October 2014 for each individual to devote time to Swachhata through the year, and following the enthusiastic response from the youth of India to the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2019, the Ministry of Jal Shakti, in association with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and HQ NCC has launched the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2019 – 50 Hours of Swachhata.
 
The programme aimed to engage youth across the country, develop their skills and orientation for Solid Waste Management (SWM), and sustain the momentum of the Swachh Bharat jan andolan.
 
Sr. Sweta William Parmar CCV, the dynamic and creative programme officer together with ten enthusiastic NSS volunteers led by Miss Pretty Inkah the ever ready team leader, successfully accomplished the project of 50 hours of internship solid waste management related activities in the neighboring villages of the college. The activities included; waste collection drives for households and common or shared spaces, segregation of solid waste into non-biodegradable waste, cleaning of streets, drains and back alleys through awareness drives
 
This initiative of the ministry was a real challenge for NSS team to carry out in the villages of Manipur, surrounding the college. “It has boosted our morale and made the community realize the mission of Swacch Bharat” says the team leader Pretty. The programme officer Sr. Sweta expressed after hearing the news of winning the award that “The hard work of volunteers has been the reward and I am ever thankful to the jury who recognized the work. She is also thankful to the Principal of the college Fr. ( Dr.) K.O. Sebastian for his enormous support for the said internship.
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