Manipur education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Sunday led a cleanliness drive at the Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) campus, which is now a Cluster University of five colleges.

The cleanliness programme was held in all higher educational institutions and offices located within the premises of DMU including the DM Community College, DM College Teacher Training College, Hindi Teachers Training College, LMS Law College, GP Women’s college and the Education (S) Engineering Wing office.

Commissioner (Higher & Technical Education) M Harekrishna, Registrar, Dhanamanjuri University, Nivedita Lairenlakpam principals of the colleges, officials concerned of the Dhanamanjuri University, students, and teachers also participated in the cleanliness drive.

According to a DIPR report, the education minister stated that the cleanliness drive has been planned to pave the way to welcome the students back to the campus when the lockdown is lifted by the Government.

The number of positive cases in the state is rising maybe because of the increase in testing capacities and also because of the increase in the number of returnees from outside the state, he said.

“Once the returnees coming back are over, the condition may become favourable for the opening of the educational institutions. So we’re preparing for it,” he said.

“The decision for the cleanliness drive was taken during a meeting as a part of Swachh Bharat to start the campus cleaning and keep it ready for the opening when the time comes,” he added.

“The cleanliness drive will also make the young minds realise the importance of involvement and participation in keeping our society neat and clean,” he further said.

“The students should regard the institutions as their own and protect the property,” he added

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com