Nationwide Plastic Garbage Free Pune Campaign
Venue : In and around Viman Nagar , Pune
Date : Saturday ,13th of February 2016
The Plastic Garbage free Pune campaign was part of Swatch Bharat and Clean Pune Drive initiated by Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and supported by Pune Municipal Corporation and various educational Institutions throughout India. 13th February 2016 , was the day announced by the Union Environment Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar to kickstart the project after which stringent rules will be implemented for violating the regulations. Around five lakh students throughout India and five thousand in Pune participated in the campaign.
Symbiosis International University also joined the environmental cause. Eighteen students from SCMS , Pune participated on this day under the guidance of Prof. Sruti Mitra. A day before the campaign, the PMC officials provided students with the necessary equipments like caps, gloves, masks, bags etc. The day started with the speech of our Prime Minister and Environmental Minister at the SCMS, AV room. After that students were required to take an oath in Marathi to keep the surrounding environment clean and also to create awareness among people. Symbiosis Waste management Department provided us with the necessary information and also with a banner. SCMS, students also prepared some environmental friendly posters to spread the awareness.
The group was divided into four parts : The 1st group worked in the Sakore Nagar area, 2nd group along the Airport road from Indira IVF onwards , 3rd group was in the Hyatt, Neco Garden region and the fourth group worked in the Sanjay Park area of Vimana Nagar.
12 bags of plastic waste were collected by the students. All the students did a wonderful job and they displayed huge amount of environmental consciousness, responsible citizenship and tremendous sincerity.
Students campaign led by Prof. Sruti Mitra
2. Ansh Malhotra
3. Varshini Raajesh
5. Renuka Natrajan
6. Praneet Tandon
7. Sonali Vaghani
8. Shreya Mishra
10. Darash Mantri
11. Uttkarsh Roychowdhury
12. Jigar Chhadwa
13. Aditi Rakesh
14. Saloni Bhatter
15. Tanvi Jain
16. Kumari Tripti