ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 15: As part of the nation-wide cleanliness drive, the Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today launched the cleanliness drive – “Swachta He Sewa” from the DC Office Complex here.
This cleanliness drive is a fortnight program starting from 15th of September to 2nd of October, 2017 under which multi-pronged methods shall be adopted for sanitation and educating people about the significance of having clean environs.
On the occasion, the DC said that although people maintain cleanliness and hygiene at individual levels, the need of the hour is to join together to make the entire district clean. He said this has to be people’s movement and participation on voluntary-basis can only make this drive a success.
He said people should accord priority to clean water sources, public utility spaces and pathways. He appealed the people to pledge not to make use of polythene and to make the district open defecation free (ODF) district.
Similar cleanliness drives were also undertaken by RAMKY authorities where the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shabir Ahmad Bhat launched the drive at Qazigund. Speaking on the occasion, the ADC said that development and infra-structure creation bears value only where there is clean and hygienic environment.
A plethora of functions were also held in various hospitals particularly at District Hospital and Maternity and Childcare Hospital.
ACR and ACD started the drive from Government Degree College (Boys) Khanabal to Batengoo to clean the shoulders of national highway.
As part of the programme, roadshows, seminars, debates, painting and essay competitions shall be held throughout the district.
Similar activities also took place at sub divisions of Pahalgam, Bijbehara, Dooru and Kokernag and all other tehsil headquarters of the district.