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Varanasi, Dec 2, 2016: The Benaras Hindu University will promote development activities in 100 villages under the ‘Samarth Gram Abhiyan’ as part of its centenary year celebrations, said BHU Vice-Chancellor G C Triptahi today.

In the press conference in Varanasi, “the Samarth Gram Abhiyan is an innovative programme which involves academic institutes in activities of social concern.”


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100 villages were selected by the university in which it will promote literacy, cleanliness, health, organic farming, animal health and plantation events, the VC said, mentioned PTI.

While informing about the varsity’s resources that will be utilised for the social cause, he said, “Environment awareness, kitchen gardening and water management will also be promoted with help of experts from BHU and students.”

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According to PTI, on December 4, the Abhiyan will be launched at Swatantrata Bhawan in Varanasi and people from about 100 villages will attend it, he added.

Methods to improve “Information on organic farming, animal care for maximum output and high-quality seeds will be distributed to farmers, he said. Further, VC claimed that BHU is probably the first institute to organise such a large-scale outreach programme for social concerns.

– prepared by NewsGram with PTI inputs


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