Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Swachhta Pakhwada Day-1


Cambridge Institute of Technology celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) from 1 st to 15 th September 2021, with an aim to fulfil the UN SDG 2030 initiative and relentlessly moving towards the creation of a self-reliant India (Atmanirbhar Bharat). The program was formally inaugurated by Sri.D.K.Mohan, the Chairman, Cambridge Institute of Technology. Dignitaries including Dr. Yogesh Velankar, the Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Prof. Jawahar Mirjekar, the Principal, Cambridge PU College and Prof. Prashanth Fernandes, the Principal, Cambridge School, were also present at the inaugural event.

All the participants took a Swachhta Pledge to devote time and remain committed towards practicing cleanliness at home, work place and surrounding locality.


The beginning of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations were marked by a session on Waste Management by Ms. Suhasini, a social worker and volunteer at Vedan Trust, Bangalore. The session was attended by Mr. Nithin Mohan, the CEO, Dr. Yogesh Velankar, the Principal, HODs and staff from all the departments of Cambridge Institute of Technology. A separate session was organised for the non-teaching staff on the same day from between 2 to 3pm.

The topics covered in the session included, types of wastes produced, wastes produced at each level, segregation and disposal of waste and finally, reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials. She explained that, there are five types of wastes produced in general, namely, liquid, solid, organic, recyclable rubbish and hazardous waste. They need to be segregated and treated properly for effective waste management.

Waste can be classified into different categories, such as, Municipal waste, produced in houses and offices, Industrial waste, produced in factories and places of production, Agricultural waste, produced in farm lands and Hazardous waste, accumulated in hospitals and chemical factories. There are different stages of waste management. Some of them are, prevention of waste generation, preparation for reuse, recycling the generated waste, other utilization like energy recovery and lastly landfilling.