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IIT BHUBANESWAR CONDUCTS HEALTH AND HYGIENE CAMP AT HARIPUR PANCHAYAT AREA AS PART OF UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAAN

 Bhubaneswar:10/9/19: The National Service Scheme (NSS), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) and medical teams from  IIT Bhubaneswar jointly conducted a health and hygiene camp at Argul High school which comes under the  Haripur, Panchayat of Khordha District. Several people from Haripur, Podapada, Kansapada, Arugul and other neighbouring villages attended the health camp to get treatment for various ailments. Podapada, Argul and Kanspada are in fact villages adopted by IIT Bhubaneswar under the UBA scheme with a vision to make a positive difference to the quality of life of the people residing in these villages.

Prof RV Raja Kumar said on the occasion that “the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India has embarked on a Programme called, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. (UBA) aimed at making use of the Institutes like IITs, NITs, Central Universities and other institutions under the Ministry to adopt nearby villages and do technology and other interventions to help improving the quality of life in these villages. IIT Bhubaneswar has been participating in this programme in a spirited way by adopting six villages, apart from other programmes of the ministry. We have been carrying on several activities in these villages and the medical camp is also one of them.In this process we have also been able inculcate sensitivities towards social responsibilities amongst our students, which adds to the holistic nature of education being imparted at IIT Bhubaneswar. The response from the villages has also been very encouraging”.

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About 200 people attended the camp wholeheartedly and drew benefits from the health camp. Our doctors conducted free health check-up for the attendees and based on their prescription, free medicines were provided to the villagers. A first-aid kit box was also gifted to the Sarpanch of Haripur Panchayat.

The NSS students as part of their Extra Academic Activity (EAA) embarked on a ‘Cleaning Mission’ at the neighbouring villages. The program concluded with a heart-felt thanks and appreciation by the village Sarpanch, and other villagers to the doctors and the NSS and the UBA teams. Present at the event were Dr. Srikant Gollapudi and Dr. Bankim Mandal from EAA, Dr. Snehasis Choudhuri (NSS program officer) Dr. Seema Bahinipati and Dr. Tarakanta Nayak from UBA, Dr. Ashima Sarkhel and Dr. Subashish Nag, (Medical Officers) Medical Unit,  IIT Bhubaneswar. The EAA and UBA teams are thankful to the Director IIT Bhubaneswar and Prof. V R Pedireddi and Prof R K Panda for their encouragement and guidance during the organization of the event.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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