The State government has directed its Health Department, Education Department and Urban Local Bodies to take action at their respective levels and drive awareness about cleanliness and vector-borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue. On 13Th and 14Th April 2018, As part of this special drive our college SBM team along with NSS contacted Health Department of Chandigarh to do anti-larvae spray and Precautionary mosquito fogging in GCCBA-50, building at all possible places where mosquitoes could breed with the aim of the mosquito fogging operations is to kill, or ‘knock-down’, any adult dengue mosquitoes that may be carrying the dengue virus and spread awareness among students of college about these diseases. And
instructed in case of any help or guidance is required they can contact the Anti-Malaria Officer through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at mobile number 9878030326 or call the office of undersigned at 0172-2740408.
Our college also plan to continue with the mosquito fogging operations until dengue case numbers have dropped substantially.
To mark international women day A sanitary napkin distribution drive was conducted amongst the female workers of the college by SBM with Gender Sensitization Society in collaboration with a women Empowerment NGO ‘Girls Rise’. At first an interactive session was conducted with the female workers. On the topic of menstrual hygiene by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti who is the Co-founder of GRM and member of Gender Sensitization Society. Which was followed by screening of a movie ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’. It was truly an enriching experience for both the workers, members of SBM and the of Gender Sensitization Society.
Segregation of waste is turning out to be a huge problem for India. Lack of awareness on dry and wet waste has led to dumping of tons of waste in landfills, which in turn is becoming a health hazards for the citizens of India. From last three months Our college students with our college Gardeners has been stepping up efforts to encourage conversion of biodegradable waste into compost, for use as fertilizer, and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill sites. Organic manures are composed of dead plant and contain plant nutrients. They are applied to the soil to increase crop production.
Our Gardeners made it by Digging two holes in different area in the ground, more than 3 feet deep by 3 feet wide then fills it with cow or buffalo dung, plants leaves and kitchen wastes from canteen, green grass and field soil By spreading every content in 4 inch thick layer one by one, repeating till the height is nearly reach. Finally water is added to the contents. As we know Composting is beneficial to homeowners for several reasons. It allows for the recycling of kitchen scraps and the creation of a natural fertilizer for garden plants and vegetables.
Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Our college, Government college of Commerce and Business Administration, sec-50, chd. installed two sanitary napkin vending machine and incinerators (pad disposal machine) on 18th January 2018. It not only enables young students to have access to sanitary napkins, who might otherwise be conscious of buying the pads from market stores, but it also sends out a positive message to girls, that the college is sensitive to their needs. The sanitary waste disposal unit and liner system incorporates innovative; EPA approved silverion technology that enhances the elimination of harmful bacteria and odour from the washroom. The system provides collection, removal and responsible disposal of sanitary waste. Users need to insert a Rs 10 coin in the vending machine to take out a napkin Here the girls are provided will dispense a pack of three sanitary pads when the student inserts a coin into the machine.
On the eve of Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev ji on 3rd November 2017, Swachh Bharat Mission Society in collaboration with NSS unit of the college came forward for a good deed towards Mother Nature. An initiative was taken to emphasize the importance of planting new trees by conducting tree plantation drive in college campus by the staff and students. 50 saplings were distributed to the students to plant backyards in the college building which were sponsored by Dainik Bhaskar Hindi Newspaper.