Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Programme
The Central Government launched the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship aiming at enrolling students for promoting swachhata (cleanliness) in villages and contribute towards a clean India.
The internship jointly was launched by the three ministries, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The objective of the programme involved the youth across the country to develop their skill and orientation for sanitation related work.
Around 87 Students of William Carey University-NSS Unit, Shillong, were registered and accepted by the organiser to take part in Swacch Bharat Summer Internship program on 16th June 2018. The students were divided into 10 Teams but out of the 10 teams, 7 Teams successfully completed 100 hours Swachh Bharat Summer Internship. 3 best teams have been awarded by the university and have sent reports of the best 3 teams to Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Meghalaya for the state level award.
A committee was constructed for the selection of the three best teams. Some of the teams travelled to remote villages and stayed there during their internship. The villages, include Mawstep, Thainthynroh and Pyrda village. Others worked in the villages near the university in and around the city, such as Umpling, Nongrah, Demthring, Mawpat and Itshyrwat.
The programs include, cleaning drives, rallies and awareness programs held in schools and in the streets. The students learnt many important lessons for life and the preservation and cleanliness of our environment during the internship. They were physically tired but a new light burned inside their hearts and mind.
According to the directive all students who have actively and successfully completed the internship have been given the extra incentive of 2 credit marks which when converted into marks according to the University standards accounted for a total of 50 marks. In relation to the Swachh Bharat Internship Programme, fulfilling the criteria of the activities conducted in their respective adopted village, the following are the students who have been awarded in the University level with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 for the first place, Rs 20,000 in the second place and Rs 10,000 for the third place. The three team of interns were also selected in the state level with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 for the first place, Rs 30,000 in the second place and Rs 20,000 for the third place.