JAMMU: The volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS) chapter of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra organised a mega Swacchata drive in Sirah village area. Students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Nursing College participated in the drive and collected plastic and other waste in the village.
Under the aegis of the “Clean India 2.0” campaign, every NSS unit in the country has been given a target of collecting 200 Kg of plastic waste during the Swacchata month of October. With 2 NSS units at SMVDU, the achievable target was of 400 kg waste.
“Around 100 volunteers participated in the drive and collected 190 Kg of plastic waste. Earlier, in this drive, both units had collected 403 kg of a waste-a total of 593 kg of waste during the Swacchata month,” a university spokesman said.
NSS Programme coordinator, SMVDU Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Programme Officer, SMVD Nursing College, Ms. Hanna were also present during the event and appreciated the efforts of the volunteers.