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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