Bandiproa: As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ campaign, special cleanliness drives are going on across Bandipora district at Panchayat Level.
The Drive was earlier launched by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad at Mini Secretariat. During the 15-day long cleanliness drive, various government buildings, offices, parks, schools and other public places shall be cleaned and garbage shall be removed from road sides besides creating awareness among masses about the importance of cleanliness.
On Wednesday several localities at Panchayat level were identified and cleaned by the officials of Rural Development, members of Panchayat Raj Institutions and with active participation of local volunteers. Block Development Officers, Sarpanchs and Panchs also participated in cleanliness drives at different blocks and Panchayats. Special focus was laid on the cleanliness of water bodies and removal of waste from road sides.
Earlier DC Bandipora called for conducting special cleanliness and sanitation drives in all Panchayat Halqas, Municipal Wards with focus on schools, panchayat ghars, health institutions, water bodies as part of ongoing Safai Abhiyan (Swachhta Pakhwada) with due participation of all stakeholders especially the youngsters.
The Pakhwada is being celebrated from 1st of August to 15th of August 2021. During this 15 days drive the cleanliness campaign will be conducted in all the departmental offices throughout the Valley.
While participating in the cleanliness drive, Dr Owais highlighted the importance of cleanliness amid Covid-19 scenario. He said that cleanliness is the best service to mankind and ‘Swachta hi Sewa’ should be the driving force while performing the day to day professional duties.