Aligarh: The Department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) rolled out 15-days long, ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign, an environment and conservation program under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in support of the Prime Minister’s call to the nation to eradicate plastic waste.
Principal, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Prof Saud Ali Khan said: “We are delighted to be part of a national project such as ‘Swachhata Hi Seva.’ It is not only the duty of local governments and municipal bodies to keep public places safe, but that of every individual. Drives like these will not only help keep our city safe, but will also make the larger population aware of the problem’s origin. ”
“During the project, the Department’s teachers, students and non-teaching staff engaged in a series of events to raise awareness of dry and wet waste segregation in Shramdan, an outreach program conducted in Atrauli’s Bhavigarh Village,” said Prof Rubi Anjum, Chairperson, Department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib.
She added that the Faculty of Unani Medicine also conducted a cleanliness drive and students participated in an essay writing competition on the subject ‘Youth’s role in making India Polythene Free.’
The department’s staff and students pledged to ‘Say No To Plastic’ and ‘Make India Single-Use-Plastic Safe.’
Dr Mohammad Aslam helped organising the campaign.
Meanwhile a cleanliness drive was conducted at the Abdullah Hall under the Swachta Pakwada campaign of the Government of India. Prof Ghazala Naheed (Provost) supervised the campaign in which residents of the Hall, wardens and other staff actively participated.