SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation organized a major sanitation drive of hospitals and major shrines in Srinagar in connection with Rashtriya Ekta Divas.
Hundreds of sanitation workers were deputed along with machinery during the drive held in Government Medical College, SMHS Hospital, Lalded hospital, Bone & Joint Hospital Barzulla, CD Hospital, JLNM Hospital, and Office Complex ERA under the supervision of Chief Sanitation Officer Mohhamad Akbar Sofi.
Sanitation was also conducted in Hazratbal Shrine, Dastgeer Sahib Shrine, Makhdoom Sahib, Gurdawara Rainawari. The focus of the drive undertaken in connection with the already chalked out program of Rashtriya Ekta Divas was to make these public health institutions trash free, a statement issued by SMC said.
The SMC also organised a walkathon along with Newsline NGO, as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission from SKICC to emphasize the significance of cleanliness in our day to day lives.
Commissioner SMC Riyaz Ahmed Wani flagged of the event and said that SMC will take every possible initiative to achieve desired results for final disposal of garbage and make Srinagar the cleanest destination.
Wani also interacted with students and appealed them to share equal responsibility in making Srinagar city clean and garbage free as they are the future of the nation and have a positive role to play by creating more awareness on cleanliness..
He also requested public in general and students in particular to restrain from littering habits.
Cultural shows were also organised in Nishat, Dargah, Eidgah park and Badamwari followed by essay competitions that were held in Kothi bagh school and Muslim Public School Rajbagh.
The students of Mallabagh school carried out rally a upto Habbak crossing while Al Huda School students took out a rally up to Pantha Chowk.