Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT-Mandi), organized a cleanliness drive in town which was joined by 300 student volunteers and 100 local volunteers on August 24,2019.
The drive was organized especially to give students an opportunity to engage in activities other than academic endeavors.
The drive was organised in the different parts of the cities that includes :
- Jail Road,
- Pool Gharat,
- Kehanwal Road,
- Suhada Mohalla and Veer Mandal.
Students in small groups visited these locations to collect plastic garbage.
The Municipal Corporation of Mandi also join in hands and helped student volunteers with garbage collection and disposal.
Dr. Sumit Sinha Ray, Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and also the Co-advisor of NSS-IIT Mandi said that ,”Being just a good engineer shouldn’t be the aim of our students. They should be able to value the hard work that goes in keeping the society clean. I am sure someday they will devise some technological solution to keep ease this hard labor which will reflect their societal responsibilities and their educational uniqueness.”
Apart from the cleanliness drive under the National Service Scheme (NSS) of the Government of India the 30 student volunteers of IIT Mandi also carried a plantation drive at the Parashar lake area.
A batch 176 students of IIT Mandi on August 15, 2019 participated in a plantation drive in the North Campus of IIT Mandi and will have to take care of its plant till next 4 years.
On August 25 rest of the new batch students completed the plantation drive in North Campus.