Sat inaugurates ‘Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi’ campaign -
Sat inaugurates ‘Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi’ campaign
Posted 22 May 2018 04:37 PM

Several students on Monday took a pledge to make the city polythene-free and protect the Tawi River at the ‘Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi’ campaign here.
The three-day campaign, which began this morning, is being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA).
State Minister for Housing and Urban Development Sat Pal Sharma and Director General of Police S.P Vaid inaugurated the campaign by flagging of a bike rally from Parade Ground in the presence of Hemant Kumar Sharma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and Bharti Vaid, Chairperson PWWA.
It was followed by ‘Walk for Tawi’. Over 3,000 students from government and private schools undertook the walk from the Parade Ground to the Hari Singh Park, which is along the banks of the river.
Senior police and civil officials, including Chief Secretary B.B Vyas, also attended the opening ceremony, in which participants took a pledge to make Jammu clean and polythene-free, dispose waste properly and keep roads clean.
The participants also pledged not to pollute the Tawi River and ensure its protection.
Lauding the police for the initiative, Minister Sharma said the campaign is in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.
“Everyone should come forward and contribute to make the city clean,” he said.
Sat also said that Chairperson PWWA Bharti Vaid has taken a great initiative to aware people regarding the importance and necessity of cleanliness in the society, surroundings in general and Jammu, river Tawi in particular.
In her welcome address, Bharti Vaid highlighted the aims and objectives of the campaign and alongwith PWWA member Esther William administered the pledge to the participants.
Chairman Organising Committee Shafqat Watali, IGP Armed Kashmir presented vote of thanks.
Later in the evening, Nukkad Nataks, cultural programmes, demonstrations for garbage disposal, lectures on hazards of plastic in everyday life by doctors and cleanliness drives were launched in Bikram Chowk, Swaran Chowk, Railway Station, Jammu, Baghri Mandi, Wave Mall, Nowabad (Jewel), Indira Chowk, Maheshpura Chowk, Balbinder Chowk, Rehari Chungi and Radio Station Chowk, Panjtirthi. Chairperson PWWA, Bharti Vaid and officers visited different places where these stages were put up across the Jammu city. Gifts in the shape of T-shirts and bags were distributed among the participants.

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