To remove plastic from routine life, UT Advisor Manoj Parida launched a ‘Plastic Free Chandigarh’ campaign on Wednesday. Organised under the ‘Swachhata hi Sewa’ programme, the event was held at Central Plaza, Sector 17. As per the advisor, plastic use should be reduced in The City Beautiful. Technology should be explored to devise new ways.
Ban on plastic can be successful with the cooperation of people. He urged citizens to adopt the usage of jute and cloth bags instead of plastic.
|Who Can Participate
• school students, college students,
• media/news channels and
• photographers (professional/media).
|How To Participate
|The selfies should show
• participants using cloth bags,
• shopkeepers giving cloth bags,
• NGOs/institutions distributing free cloth bags to people,
• media covering related stories in newspapers and
• photographers clicking pictures of the Plastic Free City campaign.
|Where To Send Entries
|Send your selfies to the social media platforms of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh (MCC).
Facebook– Swachh City Chandigarh
Instagram– Swachh City Chandigarh
Twitter– Swachh Chandigarh
|Last Date Of Submission
|September 30, 2019.
|Prizes To Be Won
|Ten winners will be randomly selected from each category. The MCC will give away prizes at an event on October 2, 2019.
Other Awareness Programmes
During the event, Mayor Rajesh Kumar said that the MCC will conduct ‘Plastic Mukt Bharat’ drive.
This will be conducted in three phases as follows:
September 11 to October 1– Awareness programme
October 2– Shramdaan
October 3 to October 27– Recycling and disposal of collected plastic waste
According to Commissioner KK Yadav, these awareness campaigns will ensure that all celebrations are made zero-waste and plastic-free. Every stakeholder will be involved. Along with the participation of NSS, NCC, Scouts and Guide Volunteers, seminars will be held at schools, colleges, and educational institutions.
The event also witnessed Area Councillor Ravi Kant Sharma, senior officials of the UT Administration and MC, councillors, representatives of the RWAs, MWAs and other NGOs.
News Source: The Indian Express
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