Karaikal, Aug 20: Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has called upon college students in Karaikal district to devote one day every week to achieve 'Clean Karaikal' mission. She also urged government servants to keep abreast of technological advancements to serve the people well.
As part of her two day review camp in the district, Bedi had organized a town hall programme separately for college students and government servants on Friday evening.
Addressing over 2000 college students from Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Arts and Science streams, she stressed the need to keep the well being of society in mind and dwelt on the power of the student community. She suggested that students devote one day every week to make the Karaikal district clean.
The students volunteered to work on Saturdays towards 'Clean Karaikal' mission and as a start, decided to undertake a cleaning campaign at the temple town Tirunallar today. Agriculture Minister R Kamalakannan, who was present,came forward to coordinate the campaign.
Later, addressing Government staff, Bedi stressed that they should engage themselves in a continuing learning mission.
"You should keep abreast of technological advancements, particularly Information Technology. This will make the Government machinery effective and efficient," she said. She also heard grievances of government servants.
Karaikal is an enclave of the union territory of Puducherry. Bedi visited Tirunallar on Saturday and offered worship at the Lord Saneeswara temple.