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Unnat Bharat Abhiyan by students of Nitte Group of Institutions, Bengaluru

‘The definition of rural development implies that the rural development is not only concerned with increased income per capita of people living in those areas,but also includes the eduction or elimination of poverty, inequality and unemployment among the rural folks’,opined Prof. N.R. Shetty, Advisor, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, while initiating the distribution of food grain kits to the needy.

Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology has initiated a dedicated group of students inspired by ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ (UBA) to serve the nearby villages to create awareness on the proper usage of local resources and eco friendly technologies for the betterment of living standards keeping in view of Gandhian concept of Hind Swaraj, the village republics.

During Covid-19 lockout period the members of UBA-NMIT chapter has taken initiative with the support of the Institute in distributing the food kits to agricultural labourers in the surrounding villages namely Bettahalasur, Doddajala,Tarahunise, Talagavara and Muthur villages of Bengaluru North taluk and Chikkaballapur Districts. So far around 5000 food grain kits containing Rice, Toor Dal, Edible Oil and other essentials have been distributed to the needy. Students of NMIT, Bengaluru also visited almost all the houses in the villages to create awareness among villagers about Covid-19 and emphasized the need of wearing masks, washing hands and physical distancing to control the worst possible pandemic.

The leaders of villages have extended all co-operation to the team by identifying the families facing constraints due to lockdown. Dr. H.C. Nagaraj, Principal, NMIT and Dr. M.N. Thippeswamy, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NMIT were also present on the occasion.

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