McGANS Ooty School of Architecture has organized a cleaning campaign on 27th January 2018 with the aim being to clean the road of litter from Doddabetta junction to Kotagiri . District Collector Mrs. J. Innocent Divya made her presence and the inauguration took place at Dottabeta junction by 9:30 am where the Principal of our college Dr. Gauri Shiurkar and the collector started cleaning the road with brooms as a mark of the beginning of the cleaning campaign. The press covered this event with enthusiasm. The students were divided into groups of 10.Each student was given gloves and iron pickers. Each group covered the distance of 1.5km cleaning both sides of the road with the help of provided equipments. Students were given some refreshments and water on the go.
Waste like tobacco, cigarette packets, Alcohol glass bottles, plastic spoons and plastic covers, plastic bottles and snack covers were mostly found. It was observed that the viewpoints which attracted the tourists were comparatively littered more. Each group collected wastes which filled 4-5 gunny sacks. Many tourists passing by appreciated the students for their work and contribution .The garbage sacks were collected in tempos and dumped at Thumanatty Village panchayat´s disposal site. Our documentation team covered the entire activity in photographic media.
We ended the day by taking a group picture at Perar and with a satisfaction of contributing to make the environment clean.