“So long as you do not take the broom and the bucket in your hands, you cannot make your towns and cities clean.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.
NCC has adopted social service and community development activities with the aim of imbibing amongst cadets’ selfless service to the community, dignity of labour, importance of self-help, need to protect the environment and to assist in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society.
In living up to its motto, and to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, NCC wing at DSBA conducted ‘Swachchta Hi Sewa Abhiyaan’ on 22 September 2018. The venue was Agara village [6 kms away from DSBA Campus] on Kanakapura Main Road. It commenced at 9:30 am and ended at 12:30 pm.
The cleanliness drive was conducted in association with the Gram Panchayat, Agara Village and under the auspices of 2 KAR Bn NCC- Lt Col Varun Luthra; CO-2 KAR Bn NCC; Lt Col S B Chhetri- Administrative Officer and Havaldar Vijayan.Prof [Lieutenant] Nagaraju, Associated NCC officer coordinated the enrolment process.
46 NCC cadets took part in this initiative. Dr [Brig] Sandes- Principal, DSBA; Dr Veena K N - Dean, DSBA, Prof Nikitha Sreekantha-HOD and some faculty visited the venue.
The program began with a motivational discourse by Dr [Brig] Sandes, Principal-DSBA. The cadets were inspired to begin the crusade and contribute their endeavors to make the drive a major achievement.
The cleaning materials were supplied by the Panchayat of Agara Village. The cadets began by cleaning the streets, pavements, drains and the surroundings. Educating the households / residents of the village about importance of sanitation, better hygiene practices and raising awareness formed part of the drive. The cadets met the headmaster of the Government school, Agara and interacted with high school students and promoted awareness about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.
The dynamic support given to the cadets; their zeal and enthusiasm made this drive a great success.