N.S.S. wing of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, GurusarSadhar, organized various activities to celebrate SwachhtaPakhwarafrom August 1- 15, as per directions of NSS Directorate, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. Dr. JasleenKaur andDrRachhpal Singh, NSS Programme officers created an awareness among NSS volunteers about the programmeand its usefulness through the zoom platform on August 5, 2021. They were also made aware about the various activities to be organized at individual and societal level to spread awareness on the health benefits of cleanliness. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college talked to the volunteers about hygiene and sanitation and motivated them to participate in the activities wholeheartedly.
Students were given an outline of various activities which had to be conducted under the scheme. They were encouraged to take the swachhta pledge through online link generated by the government. 51 NSS volunteers and both the Programme Officers undertook the pledge.
Host of activities were organized in the prescribed period taking full precautions of Covid -19 which included, preparation of banners and awareness marches in the nearby villages and door to door campaigning to spread the awareness about cleanliness. Students stitches cloth bags and distributed it to the community to spread the message of banning plastic. They also demonstrated recycling of plastic by using empty plastic jars for planation.Tree plantations were done for environmental up gradation. Students undertook cleanliness drives to clean their surroundings, government and public premises. Volunteers engaged themselves in Run for swachhta. Students used social media to spread the message of clean and green India and tagged their friends in these posts.
An online poetry and declamation contest on the topic "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" was organized on the zoom platform on August 13. 2021. Poster making and slogan writing competitions were organized and best entries were awarded.
On the whole the entire fortnight activities(August 1-15,2021) were undertook with great zeal and enthusiasm by the volunteers and they vowed to continue the practices of Swachhta in the future as well.