Jan shikshan sansthan Shimoga, ES Trust, Shivamogga and swamy Vivekananda Vidyasamsthe Shikaripura, has jointly organized a “Shramadan and awareness on Waste Management” Program at Girideepam School, Guddada Arakere, Shivamogga Rural. More than 300 students of PES Polytechnic and Girideepam School were actively participated in this campaign and cleaned in and around Girideepam campus.
Dr. M.N.Hiremath, Head of Civil Engineering delivered a talk on “Waste Management”, in his speech he emphasized the importance of waste management, collection, Segregation and transportation of waste to the landfill site and also explained various methods of land filling. Different methods of disposal of solid waste, causes and effects of improper waste management were also discussed in detail. Impact of E-waste, Hazardous waste and nuclear waste were also explained to all the participants. Disease spread by improper waste disposal were also elaborated with examples of bacterial diseases, viral diseases and diseases spread by protozoan’s, apart from these diseases spread by mosquitoes and house flies were also covered. Importance of three R’s i.e Refuse, Reuse and Recycle of waste are explained in detail to the students and also demonstrated the same to all the participants.

Smt. S.Y. Aruna Devi Director of Jan Shikshan Sansthan Shimoga and Trustee PES Trust was presided over the function and addressed the students. She appealed the students to keep the surroundings clean and motivated the students to keep their house, streets clean at least once in a week along with their parents and neighbors. In her speech she also explained the ill effects of usage of plastic and suggested to carry cloth bags whenever we go to the market. She also highlighted about solar cooker application and also appealed the members of Grampanchayat to create awareness regarding the use of toilet in the villages.
Dr.Basavarajappa Y.H, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering overviewed about ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ and introduced the guest. He also highlighted importance of waste management and cleanliness near their surroundings. Smt .Ambika staff Secretary of Girideepam School welcomes all the dignitaries. Mr. Ajay delivered Vote of Thanks. Mr.Taranath anchored the program. Smt.Sarojamma and Smt.Dhanalaxmi, members of GuddadaArakere Grampanchayat were also present on this occasion.