NSS volunteers educate villagers to discourage plastic

K M Dayashankar


KARIMNAGAR: It is a new path that the National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers of the Government Degree College for women in Karimnagar town decided to take up in an adopted village in Mahatmanagar in Thimmapur mandal on Thursday.

If you think that youngsters have little time for society and spend hours on social networking sites, think again. Here are the girl students (volunteers) from the NSS-2 wing of the college who went to their adopted village and spent whole day participating in various social services programmes shramdhan to give a face-lift to the village.

Numbering 25 volunteers along with the NSS programme officer Markonda Shakunthala with the support of Sarpanch Jakkani Srivani Ravinder, Thimmapur MPP Kethireddy Vanitha Devender Reddy, Upa sarpanch Srinivas Reddy, panchayat secretary Praneeth and others participated in various social service and awareness programmes agains the use of plastic and proper segregation of plastic for easy and proper disposal.

Under the slogan of “Not Me But You”, the volunteers have conducted an awareness rally about the banning the use of plastic in the village and proper waste management by segregating the wet and dry garbage for easy disposal. As part of social responsibility, they also distributed cloth bags to 50 families. The volunteers also visited each and every household in the village and empowered them about the importance of banning plastic.

The NSS volunteers had participated in shramdhan programme of cleaning the entire village and segregating the garbage. They also dumped the cleaned garbage into the vehicle provided by the village panchayat office.

Speaking on the occasion, NSS programme officer M Shakunthala called upon the villagers to shun plastic as it was causing several health problems and also huge loss to the Mother Nature due to pollution and contamination of water bodies. The MPP called upon the villagers to keep the surroundings clean by proper disposal of garbage.

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