Srinagar Municipal Corporation organizes SWACHTA SAMMELAN,

Srinagar 03 March (KNS): Srinagar Municipal Corporation today organized SWACHTA SAMMELAN  an initiative under ongoing Swachh Survekshan 2021 in collaboration with IEC partners  here at Central Office Karan Nagar. 
Mayor Srinagar Mr Junaid Azim Mattu who was the chief guest on the occasion while speaking about  importance of cleanliness at  grass root level said that students especially  children play a key role to impart education about significance of cleanliness in our every day life and  in disseminating sense of discipline  to bring about behavioural change among the masses.
He said it is imperative to inculcate sense of proprietorship and belongingness of the city  to ones  ownself similar to his or her own home  to make it one of the finest  cities in cleanliness and sanitation.
While congratulating IEC partners  for their appreciable  performance, Mr Mattu said  that it is quiet heartening to see  that SMC this year has ranked at 36th position in cleanliness  from 357 position  in Swachh Survekshan.
There  is a need to organize   various more  activities like awareness on waste segregation,  sanitation drives in schools, colleges, Nukad  Naataks, Walkathons, Plogging  etc at a broader spectrum with   innovative ,effective   and result oriented activities so that people are motivated for adoption of cleanliness  , waste segregation at house hold levels further said Mayor.
He further  reiterated that as a Mayor and the citizen of this city  it is my  dream to make Srinagar city one of the cleanest cities and to achieve this dream he said that it is not possible without having the community participation and cooperation from the citizens in the society.
Mr Mattu said  that IEC partners should work in close coordination with People of Srinagar and SMC administration involving students as brand ambassadors to make Srinagarcity  one of the top cities  in cleanliness.
Commissioner SMC Mr Athar Amir Khan  who was the guest of honor  on the occasion interacted with the students and appreciated their participation in the event.
 while interacting with the students  Commissioner SMC requested them to come forward and  help in preserving environment by following  best practices on Solid Waste Management like Segregating  waste at source and keep away from littering.
Mr Athar said he is fortunate  that he has got an opportunity to serve the  most beautiful and one of the world class  tourist centric place and ensured his full support to the people of the city and administration  in transforming the city  into more beautiful and cleaner place to live in.
While describing the major and constructive role of youth especially students, Commissioner said that youth act as catalyst to take the message of sanitation forward by discussing it with  friends family and  parents too.
He urged IEC partners to create awareness on waste segregation at source profoundly and spread information about its importance from grass root level by interacting with the people, house wives ,children and educating them about the benefits and out come of waste segregation at household level and sanitation.
All the senior officers including Municipal  employees participated in the event..
On the occasion several cultural and musical  programs were organized .
Students from various schools  including casset school who organized debates and seminars participated in the event.
Later Ayushman health insurance scheme for Municipal Employees was also inaugurated.(KNS)

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