Awareness Program on Sanitation held

Shillong March 23: With the objective to bring about behavioural  change in the rural communities and triggering the demand for sanitary facilities for households,  schools,  Anganwadis,  community sanitary complexes and solid and liquid waste management especially in rural areas around the state,  the office of the Sub Divisional Officer (PHE) Shillong and Pynursla, Govt of Meghalaya,  in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems,  Martin Luther Christian University,  Shillong, conducted four major IEC (information,  education and communication) campaigns at Rangbihbih in Pomlakrai,  Umrynjah in Ri Bhoi district,  Mawkliaw and Pynursla Market place from 20th March to 23 March,  2017.

The students of both the UG and PG batches from the department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems staged role plays on safe and hygienic sanitation,  proper waste segregation and management before the different communities comprising   headman, village elders,  community members,  school teachers and students.

The students of Martin  Luther Christian University also showed video documentaries on safe and hygienic sanitation and waste management that can be applied to the household and community level.

The events on all four places were attended by school children and community members.

The department also celebrated World Forestry Day on 21st March,  2017 by planting saplings of flowers and fruit yielding trees at the Umrynjah Presbyterian School premises.  Saplings were also given to the school children and  community members for plantation and adoption.

Shri C Dhar,  SDO Special Investigate Unit and (PHE),  Shri K.  Siej,  SDO (PHE),  Pynursla,  Shri Mark West,  Consultant, Sanitation,  Govt of Meghalaya were also present during the the four day awareness programs.

Speaking on the importance of these awareness programs, the Head of Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems,  MLCU,  Dr.  S Das Gupta said that such awareness programs need to be iconducted from time to time to ensure that the communities follow through with their promise of hygienic sanitation and keeping their surrounding clean.

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To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

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We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

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