Best Practice


Titleof the practice : Green Campus


Objectiveof the practice:

The college is located in Gaurella-Pendra-MarwahiDistrict of Chhattisgarh. Govt. Pt. Madhav Rao Sapre College, Pendra Road issituated in an area well known for its beautiful green cover and favourableweather. Forest land abounds in the region that falls under the Satpuda-Maikalrange and is rich in a variety of flora and fauna. In a time when the world iswitnessing the wrath of nature due to deforestation and subsequent loss ofgreen cover and global warming, the pristine beauty and sylvan surroundings ofthe area marks it out as a place of formidable worth. Keeping in view theinvaluable wealth that the region has in its essence, the college has adoptedthe practice of conserving and preserving this green cover. Our students arethe future of the nation and it is in their capable and conscious hands thatthe future of our environment and ecology stands. In order to make them moreconscious and aware towards their role as the guardians of their environment,the college has initiated several activities related to the protection and conservationof the environment.



The Context


Thecollege has adopted the practice of Green Campus as one of the best practicesimplemented in the college. Working as a team, the college Staff and Studentsplant saplings of various trees in the college premises every year during themonsoon. Since the college premises does not have a boundary wall, it becomes aformidable task to protect the young saplings. However many of the trees havesurvived  the harsh cold of winter andextreme heat of the summer to grow up as huge trees that provide shade andgreen cover to the campus.


TheCampus has many Rain trees (Samanea saman) within the area of the collegegarden, and quite a few karanja trees (Millettia Pinnata) in the area near thecycle stand of the college.The garden has a Sindur tree (Bixa Orellana); AleoVera; Ashoka tree (Saraca asoca), etc.

TheCompost Pit in the college campus provides the necessary organic manure for thetrees and plants that ensures a luscious green cover for the college.

The Practice:

 Govt. Pt. Madhav Rao Sapre College,Pendra Road is situated in an area well known for its beautiful green cover andfavourable weather. Forest land abounds in the region that falls under theSatpuda-Maikal range. A Green Campus is an environmental friendly practice thateducation combineseducation with sustainability. The green campus conceptoffers an institution the opportunity to take the lead in redefining itsenvironmental culture and developing new paradigms by creating sustainablesolutions to environmental, social and economic needs ofmankind.  Tree plantation program every academicsessionhas an equal and enthusiastic participation of both students and collegestaff.  A garden is maintained in thecollege campus that includes ornamental as well as medicinal plants. Thecollege has a water harvesting system that ensures conservation of rain water.To inspire the students to adopt natural and environment friendly methods incultivation, a compost pit has been dug in the campus that functions as a sourceof natural manure for the plants. Eco club has been formed under the Gardening Committeeof the college that actively engages the students in keeping the college campusgreen and eco-friendly by ensuring the campus is free of plastics. As part ofthe green initiative, students are also motivated to be more compassionate andempathetic towards plant and animal life.


 Yearly plantation redevelopment ofthe garden, celebration of van mahotsav, cleaning and manuring of the gardeningare done to conserve the green cover of the college.


Evidence of Success


The Institution encouragedstudents to nurture the hobby of gardening as a part of their EnvironmentalStudies project under which they donate a potted plant to the college, whichthey undertake to care for during the first year of their degree programme incollege. Regular weeding and cleaning is done by the students with the help ofthe college staff as part of maintenance and nurturing of the green campus.Tree plantation program every academic session has an equal and enthusiasticparticipation of both the student and the college staff.



Problems Encountered and Resources Required

Govt. Pt Madav Rao Sapre College,Pendra road is situated in the hilly and forests region of Chhattishgarh. Thelack of a boundary wall in the college, frequent trees passing by generalpublic, and cattle, shortage of adequate funds are some of the problemsencountered by the college.


Resources required by thecollege for further improvement of its green cover includes financialresources, boundary wall and appointment of a gardener on regular basis.





Title of The Practice: Health Awareness





Government Pt. Madhav Rao Sapre College, PendraRoad is located in the tribal area and most of our students belong to tribalfamilies with low financial status. Since their family members are illiterate,they do not pay attention towards health. College objective is to provide age-appropriateinformation about health and nutrition to the students in college and promotehealthy behaviour among them.Therefore, in order to create awareness abouthealth among the students the institution constituted Red Cross Society underwhich many programmes are organized for the students and staff of the college.Students are given instructions regarding personal hygiene like bathing,washing hands before and after meal, keep their nails and hair clean, brushtheir teeth twice a day, use sanitizer regularly, and keep their home andsurroundings clean and hygienic.


The Context:

The region is prone to water borne diseases like typhoidand is also marked as a region prone to malaria. Many of the areas are remoteand inaccessible, which makes health and preventive care a casualty for many dueto lack of proper awareness about health and hygiene. This has been taken up bythe administration of the college as one of the best practices practiced forwelfare of the students and the community at large.


The Practice:

A healthy society builds up a healthy nation. In thiscontext the college focuses one of its good practices on health and hygiene.Most of our students belong to tribal families. The COVID-19 pandemic hasunhinged the lives of people across the globe. In particular, more than 30million college students are home-schooling, yet there is little understandingof how academic workload, separation from school, and fear of contagion lead toa decrease in their health. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hasrapidly spread across the globe, causing massive disruptions to everyday life.For this the college conducted special programme on covid-19 and organized quizcompetition to create awareness about covid 19. Students are given informationabout corona (covid-19) disease and suggested measures for prevention of coronalike the importance of wearing mask, social distancing and following rules ofhygiene. Students are motivated to improve their hand washing habits and aremade aware of the significance of use of soaps and sanitizer. Students areinformed about regular hand washing with soap as a preventive measure against thecovid-19 pandemic.HIV/AIDS awareness programmes is organized in the college.AIDS Day is also celebrated in the campus to give information to the studentsregarding AIDS disease. Physical education is given prime importance in ourcollege which is very essential for fitness of the students. Students are made consciousabout “sound mind in a sound body”. Students are given information aboutbenefits of exercise that positively affect their psychology, emotions and evenspiritual life.‘The sounder the body, the sounder the mind that resides in it.’A healthy man is always happy and inclined to work and serve others.


As one of its best practices, the college undertakes various activities forhealth and hygiene. The institution celebrates International Yoga Day on 21st June.Students are given information about importance of yoga and meditation. WorldCancer Day is also celebrated in the campus.

Students are given knowledge about problems related to malnutrition andeffects of malnutrition during Nutrition Week. Malnutrition affects chances of survivalfor children, increasing their susceptibility to illness and reducing theirability to learn. Many children suffer from anemia which is caused bynutritional deficiency of iron and other essential minerals and vitamins in thebody. Similar programmeson health awareness, freedom from drugs and tobacco arealso conducted in the college with a view to increase the awareness of thestudents related to the issue.



Evidence of Success: 

The college is creating awareness among the studentsand now our students are more conscious about their personal health. Mentalhealth problems can impact the academic performance and success of a collegestudent. Poor mental health contributes to lack of motivation and lack ofconcentration, which can lead to failing grades. Campus-wide mental healthresources for students to seek support could be the key to their academicsuccess. The college faculties are in regular in touch with students for anytype of problem of theirs.On their part the students also create awareness intheir village and society after being motivated by the college. During thecovid-19 pandemic, students of our college created awareness among the peoplein their locality about importance of washing hands with soap, proper sanitization,maintaining physical distance,wearing a mask etc. Mask distribution was alsodone by our students in their locality.


Problem Encountered And Resource Required:


     This practice is not supportedby government and non-government organization. The institution has lack of fundto maintain such practice as the college is situated in tribal region withrural background. As students of this college came from remote area so there islack of medical facilities in their area. In many places ambulance service isnot possible because of uneven terrain.

Students of this college alsohesitate to share their problems.