Nauni/Solan: The old clothes collection drive on the campus of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), received a huge response from students and faculty of the university. In just a few hours, the volunteers managed to collect over 800 clothing items, which will now find its way to the poor and needy.
The students’ of UHF’s Department of Business Management under the aegis of College of Horticulture started this campaign as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. The activity was a huge hit on the campus and in just 10 hours, the students managed to collect over 800 old and new clothes.
Dr KK Raina, Head, Department of Business Management said that the idea behind the campaign was to promote the habit of charity among students as it is an integral part of learning along with academics. The students worked hard to promote their activity at the university campus.
The response was fantastic, with many employees and students bringing new blankets and clothes to the collection counter. Dr Raina said
“We have identified workers, slum dwellers and the destitute who are in need of winter clothing. The students will be overseeing the distribution. We have also tied up with a local NGO in order to help us reach more people who need warm clothes,”
The students have also planned to hire the service of a tailor if any person wants their clothing to be altered as per their size.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Dr. HC Sharma lauded the students for their noble initiative. He hoped that the students imbibe the valuable learning from organizing this charity event and help the needy whenever they get the chance.
“Such events are an important part of student life as it not only helps to create awareness about our social problems, but also gives a chance to hone our management skills,” added Dr Sharma.
Dr. Narender Sharma, Dean College of Horticulture called upon the youths to be associated with more such activities. He added that our small contributions could make the lives of several people better.