th September to 30th September, 2015. Topics were different each day, ranging from “What Cleanliness means to me”, “Gandhiji and cleanliness” to “Cleanliness and IP College”. Students were given the opportunity to express their views on the topics announced a day before, and Dr. Debjani Sengupta was the judge. Each day, the winners were felicitated with certificates recognizing their efforts and expression of opinion. The event saw around 35 students expressing their views on the topics for duration of a minute each. The audience was apprised not just of the importance of cleanliness, but the speakers also implored them to make cleanliness a priority. The college also took up cleanliness drive for three days. Students were asked to clean the college campus, and keep this initiative as a continuous process. Brooms were held, rubbish was discarded and the spirit was kept alive even in the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations. The entire college community congregated in the auditorium to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation. Radhika Dua, Treasurer, Students’ Union, said, “Responding to the call on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, it was exciting to come across such great enthusiasm by fellow students. The cleanliness drive truly enabled us to reflect upon tiny issues which otherwise go unnoticed. Though each participant had a personal motive and ideology to contribute, all of the views combined aid in making a larger difference.” Last year too, IP College had responded to PM’s call for a Swachh Bharat, and soon enough students took up brooms and had cleaned the spaces and precincts of the campus as well as the bus stop and metro station around. Image Credits: Kritika Narula Kritika Narula [email protected]]]>
With a ginormous appetite for books, she is the kind of person who experiences Book Hangovers way too often. An unabashed fangirl, unbeatable optimist, movie-buff, art-lover, are some of the phrases that define her. In some alternate universe, she feeds on Mac and cheese every living moment. She actually fell in love at first sight: with big words. She can be found sipping coffee in the lawns of IP College, contemplating some quote she read somewhere, when not attending her commerce lectures. Drop her a mail at kri[email protected]. She’d prefer a tweet @kritika_n_books, though.