Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Pledgethon

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur conducted Pledgethon on 8th September 2016 for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The event was organised by The Centre for Corporate Governance (Cciz) under the aegis of National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) and All India Centre for Technical Education (AICTE). Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan started on 2nd October 2014 on the occasion of 145th Gandhi Jayanti. Mahatma Gandhi believed ‘We should be the change we want to see’ and to facilitate the same, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi started the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

To support the cause, student managers from IMT, Nagpur went to Tribal School in Khapri Village to inspect the cleanliness of the premises. The awareness regarding hygiene was spread across the campus through creative posters and briefings. The students were acquainted with the measures that should be taken in order to maintain a clean environment all around. A speech was delivered on the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, followed by a pledge taken by the students. There was an informal interactive session between the student managers of the IMT, Nagpur and the students of the school. A cleanliness drive was carried out along with the Principal, teachers, and students of the school where the entire school premise was cleaned and dustbins were placed to maintain the cleanliness in the campus.

The latter half of the day witnessed an address by the Director, Dr. Subhajit Bhattacharyya at IMT, Nagpur to the faculty members and student managers. He spoke about the prevailing conditions of some of the Indian states, where people are suffering from waterborne diseases due to immense water pollution. He enlightened the audience about sustainability and the need to think about the future generation while making justified use of resources. Dr Bhattacharya quoted, “As future business managers, we need to make this a strategic action and not just a social behaviour”. A short video was shown in order to apprise the crowd about the existing issues. Dr. Jitendra Sharma, the Dean of Academics, further threw light on swachhta. Lastly, a pledge was taken by the Director, the Dean, faculty members, staff and student managers. The program ended with a hearty vote of thanks to one and all.