No garbage bins on Campus
The first day on campus some three years before I found myself walking through a filthy area with empty bottles and discarded plastics with disposable cups. New entry to the country’s oldest university was indeed a day to remember, but these containers weren’t bits and pieces from my celebrations they were scattered everywhere just for the reason of lacking recycling bins on campus.
Covered by an area of 1,800 acres the University is home to around 30 thousand students enrolled in 65 modern disciplines. The campus is covered by lush green fields with plenty of ever green trees located on both sides of the canal which intersect the academic departments and boarding area. With no provision of dustbins at different places, people are littering freely in the open area. Being a university there is not even a single dustbin on roads, lawns, canteens and at bus stands. Walking tracks, playing grounds, hostel lawns are also facing the same situation.
Due to lack of dustbins, lots of garbage can be seen lying in department lawns and on roadsides, which leaves bad impression for everyone. “I am amazed that the Campus which is a part of learning for students does not even have a single dustbin. On one hand where the lack of dustbins spoils the beauty of university, it also reflects the negligence on the part of authorities,” said Usman Khan, a student at Institute of Communication Studies,
Another student Sara, said, “As learning process not only focuses on reading books but can be achieved by the social acts made by the student is a part of this whole development, it seems that the authorities are not taking into action without dustbins where one will put the garbage. In this case, people throw waste on roads and in the lawns and other parts. When the administration can not provide dustbins then how can they urge people to keep their campus clean.”
“I had to throw a wrapper and after roaming everywhere in the bus stand I did not find a single dustbin. There are some people like me, who put the wrappers back in their bags but mostly people, throw garbage anywhere and everywhere,” a student said.
With addition to books and other courses it is pertinent to have some awareness creating lessons about the social and environmental norms that will build a student to take actions against such issues.