Andhra Pradesh

Engg. colleges adopt ‘go green’ concept

Pollution-free day is observed every Thursday at GMRIT-Rajam, Srikakulam.—Photo: By Arrangement

Pollution-free day is observed every Thursday at GMRIT-Rajam, Srikakulam.—Photo: By Arrangement  

Many engineering colleges in Srikakulam district seem to have adopted ‘Green Campus’ concept by restricting vehicular movement on their premises, thanks to the initiatives of the managements. GMR Institute of Technology-Rajam makes every one to walk in the premises on every Thursday as part of making the institution free from air and sound pollution.

All the professors, office staff, students have to park their cars and vehicles in the stipulated place and have to reach their departments on foot. The rule is widely appreciated as it indirectly helps to achieve fitness, thanks for walking for around one kilometre on every Thursday in the campus.

College principal C.L.V.R.S.V. Prasad said that students would be aware of the importance of environment and its protection with the observation of pollution free day on every Thursday. “We vowed to follow it when we conducted a meeting on environment. We thought that practice is more important than preaching. That is why, we started pollution-free day in the campus,” he added. “Around 3,000 students and professors do not bring their vehicles on Thursday and follow the rules for the protection of environment,” he added.

Aditya Institute of Technology and Management had also given utmost priority for protection of environment by developing greenery in and around the college premises. The management does not allow students to use bikes and other vehicles within the campus. The parking area was created adjacent to the main gate, making professors and others to aware of the green campus concept.

AITAM College director V.V. Nageswara Rao said that noise free environment would make students to concentrate on their studies effectively. “We take up plantation programme frequently with the active participation of students so that they will understand the importance of environment and ill-effects of pollution,” he added.



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