Spick and span


Project Spick and Span was a clean-up project of the management faculty area of our university. It was held during the morning hours on the 26th of April, with a participation of around 25 people. This was mainly aimed at cleaning up the ‘Mandawa’, a place at University of Colombo, Faculty of Management and Finance where many students gather around, and the surrounding area to destroy places that can breed dengue mosquitoes. Plastic, polythene, and other items which can collect water were collected and disposed. Furthermore, fallen leaves around the Mandawa were swept and disposed.

Project Spick and Span යනු අප විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කළමනාකරණ පීඨ ප්‍රදේශය පිරිසිදු කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියකි. එය 25 දෙනෙකුගේ පමණ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් අප්‍රේල් 26 වන දින උදෑසන පැවැත්විණි. කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කළමනාකරණ හා මුල්‍ය පීඨයේ බොහෝ සිසුන් පිරිසක් ගැවසෙන ස්ථානයක් වන ‘මණ්ඩාව’ සහ ඒ අවට ප්‍රදේශය ඩෙංගු මදුරුවන් බෝවිය හැකි ස්ථාන විනාශ කිරීම සඳහා පිරිසිදු කිරීම මෙහි ප්‍රධාන අරමුණ විය. ජලය එක්රැස් කළ හැකි ප්ලාස්ටික්, පොලිතීන් සහ අනෙකුත් ද්‍රව්‍ය එකතු කර බැහැර කරන ලදී. තවද, මණ්ඩාව අවට වැටී ඇති කොළ අතුගා ඉවත් කරන ලදී.

திட்டம் Spick and Span என்பது எங்கள் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தின் முகாமைத்துவப்பீட பகுதியை சுத்தம் செய்யும் திட்டமாகும். இது ஏப்ரல் 26 ஆம் தேதி காலை நேரத்தில் நடைபெற்றது, இதில் சுமார் 25 பேர் கலந்து கொண்டனர். இது முக்கியமாக கொழும்பு பல்கலைக்கழக முகாமைத்துவ மற்றும் நிதி பீடத்தில் மாணவர்கள் அதிகம் கூடும் இடமான ‘மந்தாவ’ , மற்றும் டெங்கு நுளம்புகளை உற்பத்தி செய்யும் இடங்களை அழிப்பதற்காக சுற்றியுள்ள பகுதிகளை சுத்தப்படுத்துவதை நோக்கமாகக் கொண்டு முன்னெடுக்கப்பட்டது. பிளாஸ்டிக், பாலித்தீன் மற்றும் தண்ணீர் சேகரிக்கக்கூடிய இதர பொருட்கள் சேகரிக்கப்பட்டு அப்புறப்படுத்தப்பட்டன. மேலும், மந்தாவையைச் சுற்றி விழுந்த இலைகள் துடைக்கப்பட்டு அப்புறப்படுத்தப்பட்டன.

Our university is not only a place of learning but also a home away from home for thousands of students. Recognizing the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment, a remarkable project was undertaken to clean the surrounding areas of our university and combat the menace of dengue. This initiative aimed to create a healthier, more vibrant campus while raising awareness about the dangers of dengue and instilling a sense of responsibility among the university community

Sadly, one of the 3rd year students of the faculty of management and finance passed away last month after getting infected from dengue. Hence, this project was done to prevent losing the innocent lives of our brothers and sisters in the faculty. Thereby, with the help and resources of the PHI in the area, chemicals to destroy dengue mosquitoes were sprayed in the drains of the faculty premises.

Overall the project was carried out smoothly. However, we did have to face some challenges with regard to getting the chemical gases to destroy dengue mosquitoes. Initially, we were not able to get permission from the management faculty to spray the gas during the time of the project, as there are students in the lecture hall and it would be harmful for them. We acted accordingly and changed the plans. Thereby, on the day of the project, only the chemicals to the drains were sprayed and on the day after the project, when the students had gone from the lecture hall area, the chemical gases were sprayed in the faculty.

The project was very helpful for project ‘Hade Veena’ which was a musical show held on the following day at the faculty premises. Hence the audience of that event was able to enjoy the evening in a clean environment free from mosquito bites.

The project to clean the surroundings of our university and combat dengue has been a resounding success. Through collaborative efforts, the campus has been transformed into a clean, vibrant, and dengue-free space that fosters a sense of pride and well-being. This initiative serves as a testament to the power of collective action, raising awareness, and instilling a sense of responsibility. As we move forward, let us continue to prioritize cleanliness, sustainability, and public health, ensuring a brighter future for our university and the communities we serve.

Written By:-

Rtr. Dinuvi Sellahewa⁩
(General Member – 2022-23)

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