Jamia spreads 'Clean India' message in neighbourhood

Aiming to raise awareness about cleanliness and hygiene in the immediate neighbourhood, over 500 students and National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from Jamia Millia Islamia​ took out a procession Monday, chanting slogans about “Clean India”.

IANS| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Aiming to raise awareness about cleanliness and hygiene in the immediate neighbourhood, over 500 students and National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from Jamia Millia Islamia​ took out a procession Monday, chanting slogans about “Clean India”.

The students visited areas like Tikona Park, Noor Nagar, Ajmal Bagh and Okhla village, areas not particularly known to have a clean environment with uncleared garbage and littered streets.

“We have asked the Delhi municipal corporation to clean the garbage dumps in the area. We have also requested the Delhi Metro to carry out construction work in a planned manner to avoid inconvenience to commuters,” said Dr Abid Husain, a programme officer from the NSS.

NSS co-ordinator professor NU Khan promised to ensure that no paan or guthka wrappers and spit stains remain in the Jamia campus.

“We also plan to install dustbins all along the main road in front of Jamia,” he added.

The NSS has been organising camps and clean-up drives in the Jamia campus since 2014.

On each day, they target a different road and area to clean up the garbage.

At the launch of the “Swacchta Abhiyan” campaign Sep 22, Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Ahmad had asked students to make the university and its surroundings a plastic-free zone.

The vice chancellor also initiated a tree plantation drive in the faculty of dentistry.

The campaign will culminate on Gandhi Jayanti Oct 2.