Unnat Bharat Abhiyan a flagship programme of the government of India and inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India. This was the dream of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi that real India is residing in rural areas and their development must be our top priority. This mission is conceptualised as a movement to enable processes that connect institutes of higher education with local communities to address the development challenges of rural India through participatory processes and appropriate technologies interventions for accelerating sustainable growth with available human and natural resource in the adopted villages. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between the society and an inclusive university system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors.
Basic objective of UBA are:
- To engage the students and faculty of higher educational institutions in understanding rural realities
- To identify and select existing technologies, enable customization of technologies or devise implementation methods for innovative solutions, as per the local needs.
- To leverage the knowledge base of the institutions, to devise processes for effective implementation of various government programs.
Major areas of intervention can be - health, education, skills, values; organic agriculture, water management, renewable energy, artisan and rural industries, harnessing natural resources, e-support (IT enablement); basic amenities. (Attachment: UBA brochure)
THE COLLEGE AND UBA
Community Outreach Program has been started in the college through the NSS and
Youth Red Cross Club with an aim to sensitize the students towards their duties
and responsibilities towards the society and the community. The college aims to
become a part of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan vide which teams of students will visit
their adopted villages to identify various development issues in rural areas and
find sustainable solutions for the same. Already, many students have
started engaging with kids and senior citizens in villages of Nacholi,
Tikawali, Bhupani, Jasana, Kanwara. Many awareness campaigns have been carried
out on social issues like water conservation, soil conservation, say no to
plastic, say no to drugs, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan etc in the adopted villages of
Ajronda and Daulatabad. Efforts to engage in more such programs will be
multiplied in the coming days.