Fifteen days arduous Swachhta Pakhwada camp came to an end here at BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar. The camp was concluded with a pleasing valedictory ceremony. Mr. Dinesh Bassi, Chairman, Improvement Trust was the Chief Guest for the event.
While welcoming the guest, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia said that initiatives like Swachhta Pakhwada are taking us much ahead on the path of sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness. She said that idea of improving the society is an integral part of Arya Samaj ideology and NSS unit of the college works throughout the year to fulfill this goal. She applauded the efforts of NSS programme officers Mrs. Surbhi Sethi, Mrs. Priya Sharma and their team for putting in so much hard work for the success of this fifteen days Swachhta programme.
Mrs. Surbhi Sethi read the report of fifteen days camp. She told that this year Swachhta Pakhwada camp was a blend of online and offline activities. All the activities were organized according to the guidelines of MHRD taking care of safety, health and hygiene. During the camp various activities were organized like online poster making competition, poetry recitation competition etc. A workshop on vermicomposting and manure making was also organized, in which volunteers were taught about the need and importance of organic farming. She said that a Covid 19 vaccination camp and a tree plantation drive was also held during the camp.
Chief Guest Mr. Dinesh Bassi, in his address congratulated the college for the splendid achievements in the field of environment conservation. He said that BBK DAV College has always been at forefront for environmental issues and district administration always look towards the services of the college in this regard. Mr. Bassi also gave away the certificates to the winners of various competitions.
Sh. Sudarshan Kapoor, Chairman, Local Managing Committee, gave a vote of thanks to the guests and said that Indian Ayurveda is a storehouse of medicinal plants found in Indian kitchen. Need is to recognize those plants and to use them for environment purification. The office bearers of the college were present in the ceremony. Dr. Shelly Jaggi conducted the stage. The valedictory ceremony ended with the singing of National Anthem.