Mysuru, November 8, 2019: The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt. of India, in association with the Human Development Ministry, initiated the ‘Swachch Bharath Summer Internship Programme’, under the Swachch Bharath Yojana, in the year 2018. Accordingly, the UGC has included one optional subject with two credits in the higher education syllabus. As per instructions, 10 students from one village should be selected and measures shall be initiated based on the functions of those students. Accordingly, the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru, selected the Basvanapura village in Hunasuru Taluk and conducted the programme for which the Ministry has given the first rank at the District-level.
Under this programme the NSS Unit of the College conducted an economic and social survey in Basavanahalli village from dt: 15.07.2019 to 25.07.2019. Awareness was created among the villagers through cleanliness jatha, organizing cleanliness mela, dance and songs on cleanliness, wall writing and showing short films on importance of cleanliness. Other programmes like seeking the cooperation for the construction of toilets, free health check-up camp, planting of saplings on the roadside, management of garbage, maintenance of cleanliness on the streets in the village, cleaning of Lakshmanatheertha river, cleaning drainages, protecting monuments, etc., were also held. Efforts were made to create awareness among the villagers not to use plastic, and environmental-friendly bags were distributed by visiting door-to-door. It was a 50-hour planned programme, with the participation of Sri N. Santhoshkumar, Programme Officer, and 10 volunteers.
Prizes have been announced for three units that have conducted this camp successfully as per the directions and guidelines of the Govt. of India, and the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru has received first prize. Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, CEO, College Complex and Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal have appreciated the Programme Officer and the students for this feat.