UGC activity - Swacchata Pakhwadas: Creative Writing Competition

September 02, 2023


Swacchta Pakhwadas has been organized by the Government of India since April 2016. It began with the objective of focusing intensely on the issues and practices of Swacchat. Given this, multiple educational institutions implemented their plans between the 1st and 15th of September, 2023.

The Editorial Board of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted a Creative Writing Competition for Swacchta Pakhwadas to highlight the importance of cleanliness and sanitation. This event was conducted on 2 September 2023 in room number 127 of MCOPS, from 2 to 3 PM. In this competition, participants were given one hour to write an essay, short story, or poem on a topic"Guardians of Hygiene".

Around 30 students participated in this glorious event. Through their submissions, many illustrated various themes encompassing the importance of hygiene and commonly overlooked issues surrounding it that directly impact the same. This included poverty, energy use, women's safety, and much more. Sania Das from 2nd Year BPharm won 1st Place, Saara Kaloya from 1st Year BPharm won 2nd Place, and Khushi Agarwal from 3rd Year BPharm won 3rd Place. 

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