SRMIST adopted 5 villages in Kanchipuram District
SRMIST adopted 5 villages in Kanchipuram District for rural development under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme initiated by ministry of Human Resource department under the auspices of NSS to understand and work in rural areas to customise new technology and implement existing government programmes.
SRMIST adopted 5 villages under this scheme which are Anjur, Pattaravakkam, Thenmelpakkam, Orathur and Nattarasampattu belonging to Kanchipuram district In the inaugural activity of UBA, SRM Institute of Science and Technology donated furniture worth Rs. 2 lakhs to a Govt. Middle School, Thenmelpakkam village, Kattankulathur Panchayat union, considering the urgent requirement of school children.
The inaugural event began with welcome address by School head master Mr. Anupkumar who highlighted achievements of the school. He thanked SRMIST for donating furniture and placed few additional requests for the following items to enhance quality of education in the school which are establishing smart class room, projector, public announcement system and teaching learning instruments.
Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Director (E&T), SRMIST was the chief guest of the event. He stressed the importance of rural orientation and invited School children to visit SRM to get exposed to university campus and enhance their academic knowledge. Dr. Thirumurgan, project coordinator of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan gave the back ground and objectives of the UBA programme. He expressed his happiness to announce that totally about 600 students and faculties of SRMIST has registered for volunteering UBA. Mr.Elumalai, Ex panchayat leader highlighted his own contribution as panchayat leader in village development. He welcomed SRM for engaging with the rural community and stressed sanitation and hygiene were the major issues faced in the villages. Tmt. Nirosha, President, Management committee of Thenmel Pakkam School thanked the SRMIST for the donation and wished the best for all future endeavours of SRM.
Dr.T.Rajshekhar & Dr.Rajan R Patil committed to plan and coordinate NSS and other volunteers in implementation of UBA Programme activities in five adopted villages. Nearly, 15 NSS students volunteer represented student volunteers SRMIST will work on following themes Organic farming, Renewable energy, Water management, Artisans, Basic amenities and Convergence.