"Duty and Joy – Clean India Campaign"

Don Bosco College, Kohima, India

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, with the help of cleanliness, we can keep our physical and mental health clean. Cleanliness gives rise to a good character by keeping the body, mind, and soul clean and peaceful. It also brings good and positive thoughts to the mind and slows down the occurrence of diseases.

The NSS club of Don Bosco College, Kohima, held its cleanliness drive on 21st October 2022. The campaign’s main objective for Clean India was to spread awareness of the importance of cleanliness among society and oneself. The activities were carried out by the NSS volunteers from all 9 units of DBCK where volunteers collected plastic waste like bottles, plastic packages, etc. In and outside the college campus. The volunteers collect plastic waste from their own houses and locality which they brought to the college for safe disposal of the plastic waste. Each NSS unit collected its waste separately and the teachers of DBCK measured weights. The amount of trash collected by the NSS volunteers was around 658.17kg. After the cleanliness activity, a short program was held by the college where the program was graced by Ma'am Zavelu Kezo(Dean of Student Affairs, DBCK) followed by Ms Sharon Khing (Program Officer) and Dr Kizukala Jamir, who gave a short speech on uses of plastics and it’s hazardous effect.

Volunteers who collected the highest amount of trash were awarded a certificate and medal.

Overall, the cleanliness drive and the programme was successfully concluded.