Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a flagship program of MHRD, Govt of India. The program was initiated by a group of dedicated faculty members of IIT Delhi working consistently in the field of rural development as well as technology and was officially launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). UBA aims at engaging the faculty members and students of higher educational institutions (HEI) in the goal of improving the social and economic well being of the rural communities. The knowledge base and the resources of the premier institutions of the country are to be leveraged to bring in transformational change in the rural development process. It also aims to create a vibrant relationship between the society and the HEI, with the latter providing the required knowledge and technology support to improve the lives of rural people and to enhance the capabilities of both the public and private organizations in the society.

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, has been selected as the participating institution under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) through a challenge mode application. Since then, the students along with the faculty have been working to fulfill the goals set before them so as to bring a positive transformational change in the adopted rural communities.

The UBA SRCASW chapter initiated several projects in its 2019-2020 tenure, namely:

  • Battle Against Hunger: The UBA team in collaboration with RUPAANTAR (NGO) distributed ration packets to daily wage workers/ labourers who were out of work due to the prevailing adversities of the global pandemic, Covid19.
  • Distributing Basic Commodities: The team initiated the distribution of basic commodities to the people of adopted villages during these stressful times of pandemic.
  • Say No to Single Use Plastic: Team UBA visited the adopted villages, where they sensitized people about the single use plastics and motivated them to boycott plastics and use alternatives instead.
  • Uplifting our LGBTQ Community: The UBA team provided the LGBTQ Community a platform to showcase their mettle by arranging a stall in the college fest.