Towards the Green Future: Clean & Green Campus Drive at VNIT, Nagpur
Apart from imparting quality engineering education, Visvesvarya National institute of Technology, Nagpur is also synonymous for boosting beautiful lush verdant green area of 214 acres in the heart of Nagpur City. VNIT has large variety of heterogeneous trees, beautiful shrubs and old creepers which nest various birds coming from different parts of India and also the world. This green canopy is a heaven for VNIT students and common citizens who regularly come for their morning walk.
To further develop this green cover and to plan more systematic plantations of appropriate trees suitable for Indian terrain , VNIT authorities organized two days Clean and Green Campus Drive on 6th and 7th July 2019. Inspired by the Swaachh Bharat Mission call given by the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more than seven hundred people voluntarily participated in the mission to make VNIT campus clean and green on both the days.
Chairman BOG VNIT Shri. Vishram Jamdar, Director of VNIT Prof.Pramod Padole, various Deans, senior professors, teaching & non-teaching staff, members of alumni association and students actively participated in the clean campus drive. The main purpose of this drive was to identify spaces which can be used for the trees plantation and also for landscaping and beautification of the campus. Accordingly areas were marked, plans were distributed and all the thirty groups worked relentlessly in the beautification drive. Fifteen trucks of garbage was collected during the drive.
Prof.Pramod Padole further added that VNIT is planning to develop a small Water body to provide shelter for various migratory birds and also to increase the strength of peacocks in the campus. The second phase is planned during the first week of August where all the students will be encouraged for plantation and beautification. The Drive was successful under the leadership of Prof.P.M.Padole and his team comprising of Prof,Dilip Peshwe,(Dean FW),Dr.Avinash Vasudev , Shashikant Chaudhary & Shri Keju Barapatre