A clean environment is an indicator of the progress of human beings and with the motto of clean environment Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has initiated ‘Clean up Navi Mumbai’. The NSS unit of PHCET has taken this opportunity and initiated a cleanliness drive outside the Panvel station in association with AIESEC Navi Mumbai. As a part of regular NSS activities, our NSS unit has organized a cleanliness drive outside the Panvel station and across the approach road. The activity was started at sharp 7:30 a.m. on 14th November, 2021. The aim of the drive is to clean public places like areas around Bus Stand and Railway Station.
During this activity, volunteers have cleaned the road of Panvel Railway Station, Panvel Bus Station, Parking Area, some part of slum area, playground and chopped the unwanted bushes along the roadside. They collected dry and wet waste separately so that it will be easy to recycle. All the garbage bags are collected at one place and then dry waste is sent for recycling and wet waste to the dumping area with the help of NMMC cleanliness workers. For this cleanliness activity, the whole NSS unit is divided into 2 groups. One group has taken the responsibility of area near the railway station and other group looks towards bus depot area. Gloves and bags for garbage collection are provided to volunteers.
Some of the passerby public also joined with volunteers in this work and they appreciated the efforts of NSS Volunteers while mentioning they said that selfish spirit of NSS to serve the Nation and society is really appreciable being a true inspiration for today’s youth. About 18-20 volunteers actively participated in this drive under the guidance of NSS coordinator Prof Rekha Dhawan and Dr Avinash Gatade. In this way, the whole activity was conducted successfully with great spirit and enthusiasm.