Kanchipuram District Public Works department Chief executive Engineer lauded the SRM Group for being a role model among the universities which have been adopting villages in promoting rural development under the guidance of state and central governments under UBA.
Unnath Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship program developed by the Central Government with the prime objective of rural development. The Central Government makes the best private universities in the country to function in various ways for the integrated rural development and technological interventions in the villages by involving the students/ faculties.
Under this project, SRM Institute of Science and Technology has adopted 8 villages Viz. Orathur, Nattarasanpattu, Chettipuniyam, Anjur, Pattaravakkam, Kolathur, thenmelpakkam,chettipunniyam for making improvement of basic facilities needed for the people in those villages, to plant trees to protect the environment,and to make basic developments through technological interventions.
As a part of this mission SRMIST has planned a massive tree plantation drive on the eve of Engineer's Day and 159 th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Visvesvaraya,the stalwart of Indian engineers and commenced the planation of 200 saplings at Orathur village today(15.09.2020)
Mr.R. Ramesh, Chief executive Engineer, Lower Palar basin, Kanchipuram District, NDS.Subhash, Former Chairman, Orathur Grama Panchayat, Dr.D. Anthony Ashok Kumar, Director, College of SRM Restaurant Management, Dr. V.Thirumurugan, Nodal Officer, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan,Associate Director campus life and the villagers took part in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief executive Engineer R.Ramesh appreciated the developments being implemented by private companies under such schemes without any expectation from the government and the villagers also should welcome it .He also praised that SRM University has been set as a good example under this Unnat Bharat Abhiyan project.
The event was attended by many villagers , SRM Unnath Bharat Abhiyan officers and Public Works Department officials.
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