Avinashilingam University conducts two-day camp for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Coimbatore-based Avinashilingam University conducted a two-day camp as part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 14 and 15 February 2019 at Veerapandi Pudhur, the college’s adopted village.

25 Feb 2019 | By Sriraam Selvam

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a flagship programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) that aims to enrich Rural India. The second edition began in April 2018 with a total of 748 institutions participating in the scheme.

The scheme aims to link higher education institutions with a set of at least five villages with the aim to contribute economic and social betterment of these communities.

“It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India,” said P Hema, a second-year student of printing technology at the university.

A 70-member team comprising of 10 students from the second-year of each engineering department, were taken to the adopted village (Veerapandi Pudhur) and took part in several activities.

“We enquired about the villagers’ food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, transportation, livelihood and education. We conducted the UBA survey on the first day, using the UBA app. The government has proposed some amount of money to the village for which the living status of the people needs to be surveyed. The survey is to provide information about each family’s status,” explained N Nandini, another second-year student of printing technology who participated in the programme.

The students also visited the local school in the village and conducted quiz competition.