Scouts, Guides take part in ‘Cleanliness For Peace’ rally
Cleanliness was an important aspect of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and to honour his memory “we all have to work together to keep the city clean,” said PGR Sindhia, State Free Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides.
BBMP in conjunction with Bharat Scouts and Guides had organized a ‘Shanti Jatha’ to raise awareness among citizens over cleanliness. As part of the campaign, a ‘Cleanliness For Peace’ programme at Mahatma Gandhi Park was launched by Sindhia on Saturday.
Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management) D Randeep, Special Commissioner (Welfare) Ravindra, Joint Commissioner (East) Pallavi, Chief Engineer Vishwanath, Superintendent Engineer Basavaraj Kabade and other officials were present.
The Jatha traversed Mahatma Gandhi Park, Visvesvaraiah Museum and Mallya Hospital before concluding at Town Hall. More than 250 Scouts and Guides participated in the programme.
“There are more than 60 lakh students in the city, all of whom are interested in cleanliness, and the importance of cleanliness in their lives should convey a message,” Sindhia said.
Randeep stresses waste segregation
Speaking on the occasion, Special Commissioner Randeep said peace and cleanliness should be given top priority by all. Everyone should prioritise cleanliness and keep their surroundings clean. Maintaining cleanliness in the city is not possible only by the authorities, and citizens too should do their bit to keep the city clean and beautiful.
Randeep urged citizens to meticulously segregate dry, wet and sanitary waste. He said Bengaluru would get a good score in the Clean Cities survey if everyone responded positively on behalf of the city.
Before the commencement of the Jatha, a ‘Swarna Survekshan’ pledge was taken by participants.