Imphal: Manipur education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on Saturday led a cleanliness drive at the Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) campus, which is a cluster university of five colleges.
“The cleanliness drive has been planned to pave way to welcome the students back to the campus when the lockdown is lifted by the government,” Radheshyam said.
The number of positive cases in the state is rising as many returnees are still coming back to the state and once the returnees coming back are over, the condition may become favourable for the lockdown to be lifted, the minister added.
He expressed that the decision for the cleanliness drive was taken during a meeting as a part of Swachh Bharat to start the campus cleaning and keep it ready for the opening when the time comes.
The cleanliness programme cum social services was held in all higher educational institutions and offices located within the premises of the DM University including the DM Community College, DM College Teacher Training College, Hindi Teachers Training College, LMS Law College, G. P. Women’s college and the Education (S) Engineering Wing office.
Radheshyam said the cleanliness drive will also make the young minds realise the importance of involvement and participation in keeping our society neat and clean. The students should regard the institutions as their own and protect the property, he added.
Commissioner, higher and technical education, M. Harekrishna, registrar, Dhanamanjuri University, Dr Nivedita Lairenlakpam, principals of the colleges, officials concerned of the Dhanamanjuri University, students, and teachers took part in the cleanliness drive.