Manipuri nun receives award for “commendable social service”

IMPHAL | SEPT 30, 2020:

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on September 24, handed over the NSS award 2018-2019 to Sister Sweta William Parmar of Don Bosco College, Maram, for her "commendable social service."

The 39-year-old nun received the award for generating awareness on hygiene in Manipur's Senapati district.
The award included a trophy, citation, a personal cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh and an additional 2 lakh rupees for the institute.

Sister Sweta belongs to the congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity or the Vedruna Sisters. She also serves as the programme officer of the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Don Bosco College, Maram.

She spearheaded the cleanliness drive that began during Gandhi Jayanti back in 2014, which eventually became an active unit in conducting cleanliness drives across villages in Maram.

The college also observes government programmes namely the Swachhta Hi Seva (cleanliness is the service–a week-long cleanliness drive), Swachhata Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnight) and others.

They also have the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship, which is a 100-hour internship programme involving cleanliness activities in one or more villages, rural sanitation and also imparts training on solid waste management.

Sister Sweta was among the 42 people honoured by the President this month.

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