‘Rural Upliftment through Welfare Schemes at UBA Adopted and nearby villages.’          08.06.2023

The Chancellor’s University – Village Connect -1 function started with the welcome note and summarizing of welfare activities done by UBA SRMIST by Dr.V.Thirumurugan ,Associate Director(CL ) & Nodal Officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. He put forth the welfare schemes done to the villages in different sectors such as school infrastructure, education, women entrepreneurship, solid waste management, water conservation, tree plantation and health monitoring.

Dr. M. Jawaharlal, Dean, Agricultural Sciences, urged the village farmers to shift to scientific farming instead of conventional methods, thereby increasing the profit from an acre of land. SRMCAS will always open doors for the farmers to consult free of cost and suggest appropriate agricultural practices needed for their village.

Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Founder & Chancellor, SRMIST  Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar,  addressed the gathering and emphasized the importance of community-based development through higher education institutions, which is one of the basic ideas behind the SRMIST. Dr.T.R.Paarivendhar firmly believes that providing quality education could leverage the country’s development. He insisted that SRMIST keeps thriving for rural employment and skill development of youngsters in electrical, plumbing, computer skills, soft skills, etc. Hon. Chancellor informed Vice chancellors and Registrar, SRMIST, to collect the requirements and grievances from School headmasters, village administrators, NGO officials, parents and students towards successfully implementing the rural development activities.

Prof. C. Muthamizhchelvan,Vice Chancellor, SRMIST emphasized that reaching out to villages through academia is essential to overall nation’s development. The activities should reach the villages and sustain the benefit for longer. Though UBA is a government scheme that reaches the villages, making nexus between the urban and rural eco-system is a much-needed step for long-term development.

Mr. T. Soundharajan. Commissioner, MM Nagar Municipality , has lauded the philanthrophic activites of SRMIST for the adopted village and promised to support all welfare activities through his department.

School HMs, NGO officials and Parents have requested a few infrastructures for villages and given requests for more activities of UBA-SRMIST  towards the village upliftment. Hon. Chancellor implements some of the requests on-spot, such as appointing a school teacher and providing free education to deserving students.

After the meeting, the distribution of plantlets and tree saplings for all the participants to emphasize a clean and green environment.Chancellor Dr. Parriventhar, Mr. T. Soundharajan. Commissioner, MM Nagar Municipality,  Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Registrar, and Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor, SRMIST distributed tree saplings, books to government school libraries, and sweet boxes to all participants, emphasizing improving education quality in the villages. A special lunch was provided for all the participants.


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