New Delhi March 6, 2020: National Institute of Technology – Tiruchirappalli (NIT-T) has set a new milestone in its fight against plastic pollution, the institute’s National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers and Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP)) entered the India Book of Records for its campaign to promote eco-friendly campuses.
In a single day, over 200 volunteers from the NSS and LEAP visited 45 schools in and around Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu and raised awareness about the dangers caused by plastic to 28,358 students. This awareness campaign organized on the birth anniversary of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (October 15, 2019) earned him a place in the India Book of Records.
To celebrate this achievement, the institute organized a ‘grand success meet’ (Grand Success Meet) on 18 February 2020 at the NIT-T campus. The Chief Guest of the function was District Sub-Collector of Trichy Mr. Sibi Adhithya Senthil Kumar IAS, and the event was presided over by Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT Trichy.
Dr. N. Kumaresan, Dean Students Welfare, NIT Trichy, Dr. V. Mariappan, Coordinator, NSS, Dr. ST Ramesh, Faculty Advisor, LEAP, Ms., Yaswini, Vice President, LEAP and Ms. Moulesha, Chairperson, NSS, also share their views on the occasion. Expressed.
About NIT Trichy
NIT Tiruchirappalli is one of the leading educational institutions in India established in 1964 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Government of India. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked the institute first among all NITs in India in 2019, 7th for Architecture (Architecture), 10th for Engineering, 17th for Management (Management) and 24th in overall India .
Recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, NIT Trichy is the best among the 31 NITs in the country for the fourth consecutive year.
The awareness session consisted of a 30-minute interactive session with the students, which communicated about plastic being left in our environment for years. After this a green pledge was taken in which the students and the teachers accompanying them took a vow that they would reduce their use of plastic as far as possible in their lives. It has been approved by the India Book of Records and will be included in the 2020 edition of the book.
The entire process was effectively guided by Tiruchirappalli District Collector and DEO (District Education Officer), Director and Dean of NIT-Trichy, which helped these students to establish this record successfully.