Chitkara University Recognised as District Green Champion by Government of India

Chandigarh: In a major feat, Chitkara University, Patiala, has been recognised as the ‘District Green Champion’ for Patiala district for the academic year 2020-21 by the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The award was presented to Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University, in the presence of Kumar Amit, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala.

This award is given to colleges that have actively participated in keeping their campuses clean and sanitised, and making progress towards a ‘Swachh Bharat’.

It was reviewed that Chitkara University, Patiala, successfully managed to set up the Swachhta Action Plan Committee, adopted and implemented best practices in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, waste management, water management, energy management and greenery management.

On receiving the honour, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University, said, “Along with technological and educational advancement, Chitkara University acknowledges the importance of the environment and puts in concerted efforts towards achieving best practices. This award is a testimony of the university’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. I congratulate all the students and staff members for this honour.”

The Higher Education Department of India had initiated the Swachhata Action Plan to generate a health competition among higher educational institutions for maintaining hygienic campuses so that a clean environment is created for students to study in, leading to higher thinking.