Varanasi: IIT (BHU) has taken up fight with the global epidemic against the corona virus (Covid-19). While discharging its social responsibilities, the Institute in collaboration with the district administration and the municipal corporation has made a sanitizer and distributed to various places in the city.
While the IIT (BHU) has so far provided 159 litre of sanitizer to the Municipal Corporation and Rotary Club, hundreds of bottle hand sanitizers have been given to the offices of district magistrate, DIG and CRPF and the security personnel deployed on the campus of BHU.
According to the IIT (BHU) spokesperson, the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on his social media site Facebook has also appreciated the work of the Institute. IIT (BHU) is working to make available good quality and low-cost sanitizer in the district. As per the guidelines set by World Health Organization, the sanitizer is being made under the guidance of Dr. V. Ramanathan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Department, by a team of researchers led by the Assistant Professor of School of Biomedical, Dr. Marshal.
On the request of Varanasi Municipal Commissioner Gaurang Rathi, a total of 127 litres sanitizer was made available by the Institute in two phases. At the same time, 32 litres sanitizer was made available at the request of Rotary Club officer Deepak Asthana. Apart from this, on the request of the DM Kaushal Raj Sharma, the Institute has also provided them the method of making hand sanitizer.
The Institute has also made available 1200 sanitizer bottles to CRPF personnel, 100 bottles to IIT(BHU) and BHU Security personnel, staff of the Institute. Training has also been given by the Institute to prepare sanitizer in various organizations, hospitals and Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW). The Institute has also received demand of 125 litres of sanitizer from 34 battalion of PAC, Bhulanpur and 10 litre from Rotary club.
IIT (BHU) director Prof Pramod Kumar Jain said that the institute is fully prepared to fight with this dangerous virus while fulfilling its social obligations and is fully ready to cooperate with the administration for all such needs.