United Bengaluru, an organisation involved with conserving lakes and environment in the City has planned a Mega Cleanthon on Oct 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi in all 72 wards simultaneously, reported Kannada Prabha.
Speaking at a press meet on Thursday coordinator of the campaign S Dutta said the Abhiyan will start at 7 am on Oct 2. Corporators of the respective wrads, volunteers, locals, Pourakarmikas will take part in the Cleanathan.
Along with the 72 wards 9 tanks will also be cleaned. MP Rajiv Chandarsekhar will participate in the Abhiyan at Koramanagala to Nagarabavi. After cleaning well known artists will draw paintings on the walls so that waste is not dumped at the spot again. Along with cleaning public awareness campaign about dengue, chikungunya will also be undertaken. This is to create awareness among public that cleanliness is the way to keep the deceases away.
A music band Swarantham will play to encourage the volunteers and citizens. Interested can call 9986377989 to participate.
Solid Waste management expert committee member N S Ramakanth said to keep the City clean is as much a citizen’s responsibility as that of Pourakarmikas. Public participation is essential to bring about change in society.
Swarantham member Jishnudas Guptha said if determination to change and music come together the Cleanthon will be inspiring. Pourakarmikas will also feel refreshed with music. Hence our contribution is to perform music for those involved in Cleanthon.
Namma Bengaluru Foundation CEO Shridhar Paddishetty said keeping surrounding clean is essential otherwise mosquitoes will increase and dengue, chikungunya, Malaria will spread. It is every citizen’s duty to keep the City clean. Everyone must join hands to keep the City garbage free.
MP Rajiv Chandarsekhar has appealed to the citizens to participate in the Cleanthon and make Bengaluru eco-friendly. He said it is everybody’s duty to keep the City clean. Public participation is very important in keeping the City clean.
Public opinion is essential for planning any projects or decision regarding urban development. Every project is a responsibility as the government spends public money on it. Changing of Metro Station from Cantonment Railway Station to Shivajinagar Bamboo Bazar was done without taking public consent. Hence government must give first priority to public participation, he said.