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Go Green Drive and Eco-Awareness Campaign

2 October 2019
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, urban and rural areas. The campaign's official name is in Hindi and translates to "Neat and tidy India Mission" in English. The mission aims to achieve an "open-defecation free" (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (MIME) has been conducting various activities through its CSR Club to contribute to this wonderful initiative for cleanliness. In this series, the Go Green Drive and Eco-Awareness campaign was organized in Yeshwantapur Junction Railway Station, Yeshwantapura, Bengaluru, collaborated with Eco-Watch and South Western Railway to create awareness among the general passengers, Railway Employees and other stake holders of the Railway Station about the waste management/ garbage disposal, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene on 2 October 2019. The MIME CSR spent half a day in Go Green drive and Eco-Awareness Campaign.

There were around 60 students from MIME took Swachh Bharat Pledge Oath and participated in a procession to create awareness on Eco system by Chanting “Clean India Our India”, “Go Green Get Clean”, “Namma Bharata Swachha Bharata” “Kaapaadi Kaapaadi Swachate Kaapaadi” in the surrounding areas, to the entire platform.

After the procession, CSR Volunteers was divided in to two different teams for societal Messages on 2 October 2019. Team-1 volunteers actively participated in cleaning the platform, tracks inside the railway station and garbage disposal and cleanliness outside the railway station along with the cleanliness staff of Railway department. Team -2 volunteers participated in Street Play and campaigned in platforms for save Environment and Go Green Awareness. The Go Green drive was joined by Dr S Manikandan, Dr. A Sakthivel and Mrs. Anuradha of MIME CSR club coordinators, Mr. Akshay Heblikar, Director of Eco-watch, Mr. Ullaas Kumar and Mr. Sujeet Kumar Team Coordinator of Eco-Watch and Mr, Prakash Mandoth, EC Member, Karnataka Tourism Society and Housekeeping Manager of Southern Western Railway and Railway officials.