Jalandhar, May 27, 2019: To keep the students acquainted about the problems of the environment, Lovely Professional University has introduced a Project named Swachhagraha in the curriculum of 1st-year students. ‘Trash the trash’ is the title of innovative endeavor under the project. More than 6,000 students of the university, hailing from across India, are participating in it.
The students will be given assignments on the topic Anti-Littering during this summer vacation. The motive of giving this assignment is to create awareness towards anti-littering in the community through these young crusaders. Each student has to Explore, Discover, Think and Share (EDTAS) their strategy to solve the problem of anti-littering in a community.
For this project, LPU tied up with the Adani Foundation and Swachhagraha - Swachhata ka Satyagraha is an initiative of the Adani Foundation. This innovative programme takes its inspiration from ‘Satyagraha Movement’ started by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle movement. Like Satyagraha, this project also takes action by keeping patience and perseverance, in the process of instilling a sense of duty, dignity, and self-respect in the minds of citizens. It also aims to engage people in bringing about a change, similar in scale to that of India's freedom movement, in the form of ‘Creating a Culture of Cleanliness’.
Ms. Shillin R Adani, Trustee, Adani Foundation said, “A culture of cleanliness or Swachhagraha has the power of overcoming much societal evil and heralding progress in the form of prosperity, well being, harmony, and peace. I congratulate the young ambassadors from LPU for taking up this noble mission and wish them success in their endeavors in building a cleaner India.”
On this tie-up, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shares: “India's pollution levels are some of the highest in the world, as eleven out of the 12 most polluted cities on a World Health Organization (WHO) list are in India. Through such an initiative, we too want to put a bit of ours by creating awareness about pollution-free clean India.”
Adani Foundation has collaborated with 5,700 schools and institutions under Project Swachhagraha across 19 states of India, enrolling more than 80,000 swachhagraha dal members, spreading the message further to 26,50,000 students.