Swacchatha Programme” of JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science

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Mysuru, February 6, 2018: The ‘Fortnightly Cleanliness Drive’ organised by the JSS Arts, Commerce and Science College, B.N. Road, Mysuru, was held on January 30, 2018.

A bicycle, motorcycle and walk jatha were held as part of this drive to create awareness among the people. Dr C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS MVP, Sri Madegowda, former MLC, Dr Poornima Prasad, Publicity Department, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, College CEO, Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal and all the teaching and non-teaching faculties of the College took part in the walking jatha that commenced from the JSS College. The motorcycle jatha, which began from JSS MVP circle and the bicycle jatha which started from Vidyaranyapuram circle culminated near the College, where stage programmes were held. Street plays were held all across the jatha route to create awareness among the people.

Sri Madegowda, who inaugurated the stage programme said, “Mysuru is not only the cultural capital of the State, but it is also known for its cleanliness. Cooperation of the people is essential in maintaining its ‘clean city’ status. Everybody should join hands to retain its status again this year.”

Dr C.G. Betsurmath gave an oath on cleanliness to the students and the staff. Addressing the students, he said, “our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had a beautiful dream about this country. Cleanliness was his dream. Mahatma’s dreams could be realised when all of us engage in cleanliness activities.” He called upon the students to take a pledge to create a garbage-free society.

Dr Poornima Prasad spoke on this occasion. She said, “The cleanliness awareness drive is organised with the blessings of Suttur seer. Every citizen should join hands in making India clean.”

College CEO Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah delivered the introductory speech and welcomed the guests and the gathering. Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Kum. K.M. Keerthana and Dr B. Prabhuswamy Katnwadi compered and gave a vote of thanks.

Short films on cleanliness awareness were screened on this occasion. Students who won in various competitions organised as part of the fortnightly cleanliness drive received prizes. College Principal Prof. M. Mahadevappa, teaching and non-teaching staff were present.