‘One District One Green Champion’ campaign is run by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE) in association with Government of India. For the year 2021, G H Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) Nagpur received this prestigious award of ‘District Green Champion’ by the hands of Shri. Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor Nagpur Municipal Corporation which consists of Cash Prize & a District Green Champion Certificate. This award is awarded to only GHRCE Nagpur from Nagpur District for its contribution in diversified domain of Swachhata which consists of Sanitation & hygiene, Water Management, Waste Management, Energy Management and Greenery.GHRCE constituted a Swacchata Action Plan (SAP) team to take care of above areas and to conduct activities. At GHRCE post COVID-19 Sanitation Measures like Steam facility for staff, Foot operated Sanitizer dispenser machine installation, Distribution of Mask & Clothes in slum area and footpath, CORONA test camp etc. activities were taken by SAP team.
Under Waste Management theme, installation of Litter Bin in cabins and corridor at all places of institute, Lectures on Waste Management by IIT’s/ IISc’s/ NIT’s Professors, Cleanliness Pledge Taking Activity , Plogging Run/ Walk, Swacchata Activity of Sonegaon Aamrai Airport Road Recreation Center, Swachhata Abhiyan at park in Manewada region, communication through online platform, Biogas plant installation were taken.
In Water Management discipline, Rainwater Harvesting, Quiz Competition under Jal Shakti Abhiyan were taken. Under Energy Management, One day skill workshop on photovoltaic solar energy, Energy Audit of GHRCE building, Rooftop Solar Power Plant, Awareness of “Eco-friendly Energy Efficient School Campus” at ZP School Isasani Village were taken. Under greenery theme, a nursery has been set up, Landscaping, Plant sapling distribution to staff, Tree Plantation at Ambazari Biodiversity Park & Janki Nagar Corporation School, Manewada were carried out. The Award was received by Dr. Sachin Untawale, Director & Mentor of SAP Team and Prof. Mangesh Bhorkar, Coordinator SAP at Nagpur Municipal Corporation Office. Shri. Dayashankar Tiwari had given the best wishes to Dr. Sachin Untawale & SAP team GHRCE and asked to continue these efforts to keep Nagpur City more clean. Dr. Sachin Untawale assured for such activities to be continued in his speech. After this Prof. Mangesh Bhorkar gave detailed presentation about the activities which were taken under this plan. The program was held through online mode for remote attendees due to pandemic situation of COVID -19. Institute appreciated the efforts of NSS Program Officer Prof. Mangesh Bhorkar & his SAP team. SAP team of GHRCE thanked Shri Sunilji Raisoni, Chairman RGI for continuous support.