Mangaluru, Oct 17: Campus Cleaning Drive was conducted by Post Graduate Department of Commerce, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru on October 15. Andrea Saldanha from Shirva, Udupi was the resource speaker. The main objective of this programme was to spread awareness among students about the significance of cleanliness and its benefits.
The programme started with a prayer. Felina, second year MCom student compered the session and introduced the speaker Andrea Saldanha. Andrea completed her BCom professional with ACCA at Department of Commerce, Academy of Higher Education, Manipal University and she is currently doing her internship under CA firm in Mangaluru.
Andrea Saldanha spoke about 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'. Cleanliness gives rise to good character by keeping body, mind and soul clean and peaceful. She also enjoys gardening and gave some tricks and tips of gardening. Dr Dolan Champa Banerjee HOD of PG Commerce spoke about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a country wide campaign initiated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modiji in 2014. As a result, institutions, organisation, NGOs are taking steps to clean the surroundings and be a part of the mass movement for cleanliness. The students were divided in 4 groups. First group for cleaning the Postgraduate block to Kannada medium school. Second group for cleaning main gate to Centenary block. Third group for cleaning from Centenary building to Carmel block. Fourth group for cleaning from Carmel block to PUC block. Dr Banerjee handed over a token of gratitude to Saldanha.
All the MCom students enthusiastically cleaned the campus and the programme ended with the vote of thanks by Renita.