Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at BNIPS
BNIPS cleaned their surroundings as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' by removing Parthenium grass (better known as congress or gajar grass) in BN institutions.
BNIPS cleaned their surroundings as part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ by removing Parthenium grass (better known as congress or gajar grass) in BN institutions.
After taking an oath of keeping their surroundings clean and ensure good civic conditions, many officers, staff, teachers, students participated in the cleaning work of surrounding areas.
Dr.CS Chauhan, Principal of the institute told this will be regular feature of the college to keep their surroundings now onwards as he narrates Gandhiji’s quote-“cleanliness is next to Godliness”.
Dr.Kamal Singh Rathore told about Parthenium grass (Parthenium hysterophorus) from asteraceae family which is basically American tropics that it is very common in major cities of India now and common names include Santa Maria Feverfew and Whitetop Weed, is very allergic to human beings and causes asthma and other skin related problems.
It is common invasive plant species having white flowing tops. Contact with this plant causes dermatitis and respiratory malfunction in humans, dermatitis in cattle and domestic animals, due to the presence of toxin parthenin. The presence of Parthenium pollen grains inhibits fruit set in tomato, brinjal, beans, etc., and is also responsible for bitter milk disease in livestock fed on grass mixed with its leaves.
Dr.NN Singh Khod, MD BN Institutions feel sense of satisfaction over this social activity and appeal all BNities to keep their workplace and home as clean as possible.