Rally To Create Litter Awareness

Hyderabad: Seven hundred volunteers of Sri Amma Bhagawan Seva Samithi in coordination with GHMC, on Sunday organised a Swachch Bharath Rally to educate and change attitudes of people by creating litter awareness here in city at Ambedkar College, Baghlingampally. Srinivas Reddy, Corporator and GHMC Standing Council Member, Local Ward Members Damodar, Madhusudhar Reddy, TRS Local Senior Leader Rohit graced the function. Srinivas Reddy, who was the Chief Guest, flagged off the rally. The four kilometers Rally began at premises of Ambedkar College, Baghlingampally and went upto Ramnagar X Roads. 

The rally was simultaneously held in 500 centers in 26 states across the country involving few lakh volunteers informed, Sri Amma Bhagwan Seva Samithi Volunteers. The rally was organized to celebrate the birthday of Sri Bhagawan. Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Reddy appreciated the efforts of the volunteers. He also highlighted various activities taken up by GHMC, including Solid Waste Management.  Swachch Bharath is a mission and it will be possible only with people’s participation, he observed. The motto of this rally is to induce the feeling of responsibility in residents to keep their premises clean, informed Nagaraju ji.

Samithi also intends to create awareness on Solid waste management program by GHMC under Telangana Government and waste segregation process to use different bins for wet and dry garbage. This awareness program will be carried throughout the month by small groups of Samithi members across twin cities. During the rally, Samithi volunteers explained to residents that “Fighting litter is everybody’s job. The most important thing to do is to choose not to litter. Successful litter control is an ongoing effort that involves the entire community”.

Volunteers also explained to public that the littering can pose environmental, health and safety concerns and sharp objects like broken glass and metals can cause injury to pets and children. Decaying food and pet droppings can spread disease, putting both humans and animals at risk.Motorists and pedestrians are responsible for creating between 30 and 55 per cent of all litter. The rest comes from household or commercial garbage, construction sites, loading docks and untarped loads. (NSS)

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