Chandigarh, October 2:- To commemorate the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized massive cleanliness drive in association with the NGO Sant Nirankari Mandal, Allen Institute & RWAs/MWAs (Resident Welfare Associations & Market Welfare Associations) across the city today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Nearly 12 thousand were deputed throughout the city, who cleaned all the parks, streets, road berms, nullahs & Markets etc. throughout the city including 6 thousand employees of MC, 5 thousand volunteers of Sant Nirankari Mandal, students of Allen institute and hundreds of office bearers of Resident Welfare Associations of different sectors.
Sh. Arun Sood, Mayor of Chandigarh and Sh. B. Purushartha, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh launched the drive at Nullah nearby Fragrance Garden, Sector 36, Chandigarh at 9.00 a.m., where all the surrounding areas have been cleaned alongwith toilet blocks in the Market. The volunteers of Sant Nirankari Mandal and students of Allen also joined the MC teams to clean the Nullah, near the Park.
While addressing the gathering the Mayor said that every citizen will have to join this kind of drives with the Municipal Corporation and keep their surroundings neat and clean. He said that this type of special sanitation drives creates awareness among the people regarding sustainable development and importance of green cover in the society.
Sh. Manoj Khatri & Sh. Virender Chaudhary, Joint Commissioners, Sh. N.P. Sharma, Chief Engineer, Dr. P.S. Bhatti, Medical Officer of Health, all concerned officers of MC and Secretary, Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation Sh. C.L. Gulati and Smt. Joginder Kaur, member incharge branch admn. in North India came specially from mission headquarters Delhi to become a part of the drive, for its successful accomplishment.
Throughout the day total 52 locations have been cleaned including minimum two locations in each ward. Each location of ward has been supervised by the Sanitary Inspector, Chief Sanitary Inspector and Health Supervisor. Total 65 Tractor Trolleys, 18 Tractor with shrub masters, 49 Dumper Placers, 25 Bush Cutters, 5 JCBs, 5 Tippers, 4 Front End Loaders and 2 no. Boom ladders were put on use.
During the drive, the volunteers of NGO and employees of MC removed malba, garbage& horticulture waste, from open areas, back lanes, and cleaned open drains, parking areas, parks, choes “Nullahs” and civil dispensaries under the jurisdiction of MC, Chandigarh.
The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has deployed all its manpower including engineering wing, sanitation wing, equipments and machinery. During the drive awareness has also been created among citizens about sanitation and cleanliness and bring a behavior change in the people regarding healthy sanitation practice through banners, hoardings and short movies were shown through big LED screen mounted in mobile van.
The drive was carried out in various sectors, villages, colonies including Sector 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, Sector 12, 15 & Khuda Lahora, Sector 16, 17 & 22, Sector 23, 24 & 36, Sector 25, Kumhar Colony, Janta Colony, Sector 25 West, LIG Colony Dhanas, Milkman Colony & Housing EWS Dhanas Site & Service Dhanas, Aman, Chaman & Ambedkar, Dadu Majra colony, Dadu Majra and Shahpur, Maloya, EWS Colony Maloya, West of Sector 39 and Grain Market, Sector 37, 38 and 38 West, Sector 39 & 40, Sector 41, 42, Badheri, Baterela and Attawa, Sector 54, 55 (Housing Board), 55 Indira, Kamal & Adarsh Colony, Furniture Shops, Rehabilitation Colony Palsora and Village Palsora, Sector 53 (Nehru Colony) & Sector 56, Sector 43, 52, EWS LIG Colony, 61 & Kajheri, Sector 49, 50 & 51, Sector 45 & Burail, Sector 34, 35 & 44, Sector 20 & 33, Sector 18, 19 and 21, Sector 27, 28& 30, Sector 26, Bapu Dham Trangt Camp I-III, Transport Area, EWS Housing Board and Madrasi Colony & Timber market, Sector 29, Industrial Area Phase I and Colony No.4, Sector 32 & 46, Sector 31, Sector 47 & 48, Indl. Area Phase II, Karson Colony, Ph. II Ram Darbar, Indira Awas Colony, Hallo Majra, Bair Majra, Faidan-Burail and Char-Taraf-Burail, Mauli Complex (Railway Colony), Ambedkar Avas Yojna, Mauli Complex (Charn Singh Colony), Bhagat Singh Colony, Vikas Nagar, Shivalik Enclave and Mauli Complex (Housing Board), Old Manimajra (NAC), Shanti Nagar, Mariwala Town, Thakur Dwara, Chandigarh Housing Board, Modern Housing Complex and Mohalla Govindpura, Dhillon Complex, Motor Market, Pocket No. 8, Darshani Bagh, Subhash Nagar, Aadarsh Nagar, Pipliwala Town, Gwala Colony, Indira Colony, Indira Colony (Rehabilitation), Old Indira Colony, Race Course and I.T. Park.