Great Lakers participate in “Swachh Bharat” campaign
In an effort to show the support and be a part of nation-wide cleanliness campaign “Swachh Bharat”, the students of Great Lakes organized various events. The karma yoga team of Great Lakes identified two villages near the campus - Village Jamberi and village Perumalcherry colony in order to carry out the cleanliness campaign.
The students started the campaign by picking up the plastics and other trash items that were thrown on the roads. Later, the villagers also lend their support by helping the students in cleaning. The Karma Yoga team interacted with the villagers and spread awareness on the importance of a cleaner India. Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman, Associate Dean, Great Lakes also participated in this campaign and said more villages will be added by the institute in the coming days, in this initiative.
Apart from this, the Great Lakes Gazelles, a group of fitness enthusiasts in Great Lakes organized Great Lakes Run 2014 to support the cleanliness Campaign. With a motto “Run for a clean India”, current students of Great Lakes and alumni ran a marathon of three and five kilometers, starting from the Anupuram Township road near the campus. Aravind Kumar, Spartans class of 2012, also the youngest Indian to complete the famed ultra-marathon - comrades (90 km) in South Africa this year, flagged off the event.