Students of NDMC schools raise voice for cleanliness
NEW DELHI: Nearly 30,000 students of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) schools on Saturday morning chanted slogans and displayed placards to promote cleanliness and urging citizens to keep the New Delhi area clean and green, as they took part in Swachhta Rallies in various lanes, streets, market and residential complexes.
The children also distributed the pamphlets informing of the Dos and Dont's for 'Swachhta', to sensitise residents and other visitors about health and hygiene.
Applauding the students efforts, NDMC chairperson, Naresh Kumar said called the children "little Swachhta doots," who can play a significant role in "transforming New Delhi area into a hygienic, liveable and healthy environment by motivating their family, and near and dear ones to make Swachhta a mass movement."
Kumar said that along with the students, 5,000 employees from all departments of NDMC took part in a mass sanitation drive on Saturday.
The NDMC Horticulture department pruned trees and removed green waste from parks, gardens and roadsides, while the Civil Engineering department painted footpaths on road, railings, crossing and removed debris.
NDMC's Road Division cleaned road signages and marks, while the Electrical department painted street poles, junction boxes and electrical items on road sides.
The 2,500 member workforce of Health department also participated in the drive by removing garbage and debris from lanes, bye-lanes, streets and roadsides.