A group of more than 100 students from the Leo Club of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune came together to promote the noble cause of cleaning. The Club’s motto is “Giving is offering”, and the Leos offered Pune the gift of cleanliness. The drive was conducted on the February 12, and was led under the guidance of the Leo Club’s parent body – Lions International Club.
The annual cleanliness drive was the largest of its kind to be held in Pune. The agenda of this drive was to promote the practice of a clean living environment and hygienic surroundings among the residents of
Pune, following the idea of PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Dr. Mukund Sarda, Dean and Principal, New Law College Pune said, “Cleanliness is a social necessity and even the Centre has started giving final touches to the model law design. The law if implemented by the state governments would empower the Municipal Corporation along with other civic bodies responsible for urban development, to penalize those found littering public places by throwing garbage, spitting, or urinating.”
Mukund Sarda added, “The drive conducted by our students is a great step in joining the government’s scheme and promoting the idea of cleanliness from ground zero.”
The cleanliness drive was conducted in the vicinity of Bharati Vidyapeeth Katraj campus. The Leo Club members ensured that six new dustbins of 60 liters capacity each were installed in the back market of the college campus along with two dustbins for cigarette disposal. Besides cleaning the area and taking all necessary measures to maintain the cleanliness, club members also carried out an awareness drive for the shopkeepers in the vicinity.
The students pursuing a career in Law carried out the cleanliness drive to guarantee that the agenda is imprinted in the minds of the people witnessing it. This way, the cleaning done today, will be continued tomorrow and maintained thereafter.