NSS Regional Directorate & KIIT NSS Bureau Conduct Meeting for Swachh Bharat Action Plan


Regional Directorate of NSS, Bhubaneswar in association with KIIT NSS Bureau organized a state-level meeting of DPOS of 30 districts and officials of different universities of Odisha on 3rd February 2021.

Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Vice-Chancellor, KISS-DU talked about Indian women farmers, their health and ways to improve their socio-economic condition. She also discussed supporting the indigenous people and the pandemic-hit people. Prof. Samanta encouraged everyone to work with these people. Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini, Director, Student Counseling, KIIT explained the motive of the Swachhata Mission by relating it to mythology and stated that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”.  

Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries and program officers, Ms. Sarita Patel, Regional Director, NSS Directorate Bhubaneswar elaborated on the purpose of the meeting. Dr. Surekha Sundari Swain, SNO-cum-Deputy Secretary, Dept of Higher Education, Govt, of Odisha described the Swachh Bharat Mission, its objectives and how it is to be implemented.

On this occasion, a book titled “Challenges and Opportunities of Covid-19 in India” edited by Dr. Surekha Sundari Swain and Dr. Biswa Mohan Jena was released by Prof. Sasmita Samanta. Dr. Kajal Parashar, Programme Coordinator, KIIT NSS Bureau proposed the vote of thanks. The event was coordinated by Ms. Amrita Mishra and Ms. Madhusmita Panda under the guidance of Dr. P. K. Rout, PO KIIT NSS Bureau.