Tura, June 9: Showing the way about the importance of cleanliness, Don Bosco College Tura has once again made Garo Hills and Meghalaya proud by getting recognition for its green campaign and cleanliness with the central government announcing an award under its Swatchh Bharat Mission.
The college has been awarded by the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education under the aegis of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India in the “One District One Green Champion” Award for Swachhta Action Plan 2020-2021.
It has been a matter of pride for Meghalaya that two prestigious colleges in the state have been bestowed with the award. Besides Don Bosco College of Tura, another college that has been awarded is St. Edmund’s College in Shillong for East Khasi Hills District. Both, Don Bosco and St. Edmund’s, are among the 400 colleges from across the country that have been recognised for their cleanliness campaign and bestowed with the award by the Education Ministry.
The award and the certificate will be handed over to the respective Deputy Commissioners of the two districts by the centre.
“The constant support of the District Administration particularly of the Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh made this award possible for the District and in particular for Don Bosco College,” an elated Fr. Bivan Mukhim, Principal of Don Bosco College said.
In 2020, Don Bosco College Tura completed the External Green Audit undertaken by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Shillong. The Green Club of the College under the chairmanship of Dr. Lilybell Ch. Marak and Dr. Sabindra Barman, Coordinator of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) of the college work were at the forefront of the college campaign for the cleanliness mission.