Aligarh : Swachhta Pachwada is being observed at Women’s College and at all the departments of AMU. As part of this intitiative, saplings of trees having high CO2 absorbing capacity were planted in college premises by the Principal of Women’s College, Professor Naima Khatoon and many senior teachers in the presence of all the staff members September 8 at 12 p.m. More than 75 teachers participated in this program.
A pledge was also taken by the staff members to observe cleanliness and hygiene in daily life. Prof. Naima Khatoon administered the pledge. The teachers pledged to devote 100 hours towards Swachhta and also pledged to make others aware and sensitise them about the importance of cleanliness in making a healthy environment.
The program was coordinated by Professor Munira T with assistance from Dr. Taiyaba Nasrin and Dr. Mansoor Alam Siddiqui. All Covid related protocols were followed.
Meanwhile, a 15-day long special awareness campaign and cleanliness drive is going on at the Department of Arabic at AMU to sensitise people on all aspects of Swachhta on personal, physical, mental, environmental and societal levels.
Prof Faizan Ahmad (Chairman, Department of Arabic) said, “Teachers and the non-teaching staff joined in to clean designated office spaces and other areas in the department premises. AMU has a vital role to play in making the Government’s Swachhta mission a success”.
He also spoke on how all religions ask their believers to maintain cleanliness.
The Programme Coordinator, Dr Syed Ali Hur Kamoonpuri administered the Swachhta oath.
Faculty members and the non-teaching staff pledged to devote 100 hours yearly for voluntary cleanliness work.
An interactive session on Swachhta Pakwada also took place.