Award Ceremony “Swachhata Ranking” 2019
3rd December 2019
To promote environmental hygiene in the Higher Education System and beyond, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India organized Award Ceremony “Swachhata Ranking” 2019 of Higher Educational Institutions on 3rd December 2019 at AICTE, New Delhi. Mr. Amar Saraswat, Assistant Professor, IT Department, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram attended the event.
The inauguration ceremony was done under the esteemed presence of Shri Anil Sahsrabudhe Chairman, AICTE, Professor D.P Singh Chairman UGC, Dr. AbhayJere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and senior officials of the Ministry.
Shri Anil Sahsrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, discussed Clean and Green India. He also focused on implementing Green technology in campuses, planting a plant in campus and uploading its picture after every three months. He discussed about one student one tree policy and Solar Urja Awards.
Then, Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the 3rd Swachhata Ranking Award Function through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, Swachhata, as a Mission is essential for our living environment, body and soul. A clean environment will result in a pure mind and elevate the thoughts of our students and teachers towards lofty thoughts for the larger benefit of the society. He added the higher education system is the best mechanism towards achieving success in Swacchh Bharat Mission through the powerful and influential base of 3 crore plus students and teachers in the country.
He further said, the ranking system based on various parameters of hygiene like student-toilet ratio, hostel hygiene, hostel kitchen hygiene, availability of water, water conservation measures, campus greenery, administrative responsibility for hygiene etc. Ministry generated peer pressure amongst educational institutions to improve their level of campus hygiene and also take up off-campus hygiene activity in nearby villages/surrounding areas.
The Minister expressed his happiness in informing, over the last three years, the response from institutions to the Swachhata Ranking process has been steadily growing.
He appreciated the Ministry’s effort to develop clean and green college campuses that would create healthy study environment for students thereby, stimulating their minds towards higher learning. The Ministry recognizes that it is essential to create an ambience for learning for the youth of our country who will play a big role in economic and social development of our great country.
In the end, the winners were awarded with the certificate from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.