JMI to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary in a big way
In order to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 2019, a rally will be organized by students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) highlighting the theme of ‘Swachta Hi Seva Hai’. The initiative strives to create awareness among the people against the use of plastic to save the environment. The university will be declared plastic free from that day to mark the occasion.
Ms. Aashna Kanhai, Ambassador of Surinam to India will be the Chief Guest at the program. The function will be presided over by the JMI Vice Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar. There will also be an exhibition on “Post-card to Gandhi” at the M F Hussain Art Gallery.
A talk on “Gandhi-his life, work and contribution to society” was organised today (on the eve of the anniversary) at the Dr M.A. Ansari Auditorium of the university.
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be plastic free from 2nd October 2019
The entire campus including all hostels, Jamia Community Centre, all canteens, shops, coffee houses will become plastic-free with the university deciding to ban all single-use plastic items. The items included plastic bottles, cups, glasses and other items, polythene bags and plastic items less than 50 microns (in width), cutlery including plates, cups, straws, etc. Cutlery and other decorative items made from Styrofoam have also been banned.
The university has requested all to strictly follow the ban order and said that violators will be slapped a fine of 500 INR on every violation. It may be mentioned here that the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his address to the nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on Independence Day 2019 had called upon the people to shun single- use plastic items to prevent environment degradation.
Jamia Millia Islamia extends the last dates for the admission for the students from Jammu and Kashmir
In other important news, the students from the state can now apply for admissions to the university until October 10, 2019. These students from the state can now submit their applications by contacting the office of the resident commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the latest notification of the university, the resident commissioner will submit the list of students who were shortlisted for the admission following which a committee will check their names with the records and grant admission accordingly. The JMI officials have also stated that the names of the students will be tallied with the names which were shortlisted on the basis of the entrance examinations and those students who are shortlisted will be contacted.