Jammu, Sept 28: The Jammu Municipal Corporation as a part of weeklong clean Jammu City Abhiyan to mark the 1st Anniversary of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, also undertook a drive against the use of Polythene carry bags in the areas Meshapura Chowk, Resham Ghar Colony, Bakshi Nagar, New Plot, Rehari Chugi During the drive the team inspected various shops and other outlets and seized Polythene Carry Bags and charged Rs. 7000.00 (rupees seven thousand) as compounding fee from the defaulters on spot for using the polythene carry bags. The team also made the public aware of the ban on the use of polythene carry bags and the adverse effects of polythene carry bags which are made of Non – Bio-degradable material and requested them to use the bags made of bio-degradable material to carry their commodities.
Besides this, on 3rd consecutive day of the weeklong programme to mark the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, the rally comprising of Students from Government Girls Higher Secondary School Rehari Colony, Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Sarwal, Government Higher Secondary School Paloura, Raina Higher Secondary School Paloura, Naveen Vidya Mandir School and Volunteers of Sulabh International was flagged off by Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas Hon’ble Member Parliament, Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Hon’ble MLA, Jammu West and by Ms. Mandeep Kaur, IAS, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation. The rally started from Paloura Chowk near Higher Secondary School and the students raised slogans to keep the environment clean, not to throw the waste in open and use the dustbins for the proper disposal of waste material etc. and made the passers-by aware of the need and importance of cleanliness. The rally culminated at Loran Park Paloura, Jammu where a colourful cultural programme was held and the Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas Hon’ble Member Parliament, Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Hon’ble MLA, Jammu West were the dignitaries present on the occasion alongwith other prominent citizens.
First of all an oath was administered for cleanliness, wherein, it was pledged by all to keep the environment neat and clean and to spare 100 hours every year to dedicate himself/herself for doing the cleanliness and hoped that this step would lead to make India clean. The short plays were also staged by the Students of Delhi Public School and by the artists of Abha Theater Group by giving message to the society regarding the importance of cleanliness. In the park the saplings provided by Department of Ecology and Remote Sensing were planted by the Students and by Municipal Commissioner.
The vote of thanks was presented on the behalf of Jammu Municipal Corporation thanking the Students, faculty members of Schools, Volunteers of Sulabh International, Artists of Abha Theater Group, J&K Police & Traffic Police Jammu and other Government Departments, Press and Electronic Media, Prominent Citizens who contributed for the success of the programme.