Aligarh : Prof Md Abdus Salam, Chairman, Department of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administered the ‘Swachh Pledge’ wherein he exhorted the teaching and non-teaching staff of the department to remain committed towards cleanliness and to devote 100 hours per year in voluntarily cleanliness work.
Repeating words of the pledge, the faculty members and non-teaching staff vowed to propagate the message of Swachh Bharat Mission in villages and towns, encourage others to take the pledge and neither litter nor let others litter. The pledge was a part of a 15-day ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ observation drawing to a close on September 15 at the Department of Economics.
“Teachers and the non-teaching staff enthusiastically volunteered in cleaning the department premises. AMU has a vital role to play in making the government initiated ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’, a success”, said Prof Abdus Salam.
He also spoke on emphasis on cleanliness in religious scriptures.
Dr Jamil Ahmad coordinated the programme with assistance from Dr Md Firdos Ahamed and Dr Shahina Perween. The programme was conducted in line with Government guidelines on appropriate Covid behaviour.
Essay-writing, slogan-writing, poster-making and singing competitions are also scheduled to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav’. Earlier saplings of air purifying plants and fruits trees were sowed in the unused spots of the lawn of Dean Office, Faculty of Social Science and Department of Economics in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Meanwhile at the Department of Physics, faculty members and the non-teaching staff planted tree saplings in the lawns of the department and area adjacent to the lecture theatres to observe the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava’ and ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’.
“The Chief Guest, Prof Mohd Ashraf (Dean, Faculty of Science) initiated the plantation, which was joined by Prof Israr Ahmed Rizvi, Prof Shahid Husain, Prof Shakeel Ahmed, Prof M Sajjad Athar, Dr Wasi Khan, and others,” said Prof B P Singh (Chairman, Department of Physics).
He stressed that plantation drives should continue for a green cover and pollution reduction.