Culmination of Puneet Sagar Abhiyaan : NCC Group Nagpur
On 14 Sep 2023, NCC Gp Nagpur have conducted a Special Puneet Sagar event at Guards Regimental Centre Auditorium Kamptee, coinciding with various events and celebration on culmination of G-20 Presidency Mega Event. Group Capt Khushal Vyas, Group Commander NCC Group HQ Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest of the event Maj Gen SK Vidyarthi, AVSM SM ,GOC Uttar Maharashtra and Gujarat Sub Area (UMANG). The event was also attended by various senior ranking Officers, ANOs, Military Staff and 300 NCC Cadets.
The event was conducted to celebrate the activities conducted by NCC pan India and especially by the NCC Cadets of Nagpur Group over past one year under Puneet Sagar Campaign and Swach Baharat Drive. These activities were conducted in synergy with the Govt of India vision during the G20 presidency,Amrtkaal Mahotsaav and Social responsibility mandate.Defence Ministry reported 3.4 Lakh NCC Cadets have collected approximately six tonnes of plastic waste being reused for road construction under MoU with NHAI.
Under this manadate, the NCC Units and Cadets of Nagpur Group undertook various activities like online Quiz, Essay writing and poster making competition, awareness rally and campaigns for single use and reduce plastic use, conserve environment and water bodies through institutions and public partnership drives and engaged with citizens sensitizing them and spreading the awareness message on the important issues of reducing plastic use, cleaning, conserving and protecting environment and water bodies.
The NCC Group Nagpur initiative witnessed encouraging participation by the citizen of Orange City which included plastic waste cleaning drives from various public places including Futala lake and water bodies in and around Nagpur. Reduce/Recycle Plastic/Polythene uses to name a few. NCC at National level has collaborated with industry, academia and IITs to recycle and utilize collected plastic waste.
The cultural programme & prize distribution during the event saw meaningful skit, songs and dance conducted by 4 Mah Bn NCC, Nagpur and 3 Mah Girls Bn NCC, Nagpur conveying the message of Environment and Water Protection.
The event concluded echoing - “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” “The world is one family “the way ahead for humanity.