The country’s 68th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervor at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri Campus. The 15th of August is a day like no other in the memory of Indians. It is the day we honor the memory of our ancestors and the sacrifices they made for our motherland, and above all, it reminds us of the true value of our freedom.
Furthermore, on the day of independence, Amrita Sanjeevani, the Students Seva Association of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri campus, under the guidance of Amma, took an initiative to free our environment from the accumulating waste that burdens our Mother Earth. Taking a small step, Amrita Sanjeevani introduced the Independence Day cleanup drive to remove the waste from nearby surroundings so that it may be recycled, or at the very least, better disposed of. The cleanup drive took place in the immediate vicinity of the campus and was inaugurated by Sheela Sarasan, President, Clappana Grama Panchayat, Oachira Block, Kollam, Kerala after the national flag hoisting ceremony.
With zest and zeal, the enthusiastic volunteers (students and faculty members) steered the cleanup drive to success through their efforts, the support of the institution and of the people in the cleanup area.
The main aim of the cleanup drive has been to motivate people to take care of their surroundings, and after nine years of hard work, passion and enthusiasm, Sanjeevanites truly feel that they have bettered our environment and inspired people to do the same. The students share, “We worked hard, enjoyed every second of it and the positive response received encouraged us to continue seva for our Mother Earth.”
August 15, 2014