Community mobilization drive draws Massive Public Participation
UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER 3: To raise awareness about cleanliness and sanitation as part of the Swachhta Abhiyan, the Udhampur Administration today initiated a community mobilization campaign across the district.
The launch event witnessed a collective effort led by Chairperson DDC Udhampur, Lal Chand, alongside Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Saloni Rai; SSP, Dr. Vinod Kumar; ADDC, Ghan Sham Singh; ADC, Joginder Singh Jasrotia, SDMs besides active involvement of PRI members, general public, shopkeepers and other functionaries of the District Administration.
The Chairperson DDC underscored the significance of maintaining cleanliness, sanitation, and personal hygiene, urging all participants to keep their surroundings clean and inspire others to follow the suit. He encouraged the public to abandon the use of polythene, maintain hygiene, and protect the water resources to maintain a clean environment in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Saloni Rai emphasized the need for cooperation from all stakeholders in spreading awareness about cleanliness. She outlined the goals of the sanitation drive and called upon the public to pledge their commitment towards a clean and green district through active participation at individual and community level. She expressed gratitude to all participants and invited them to collaborate with the District Administration in future cleanliness initiatives.
Rai also highlighted that the mega cleanliness drive will encompass every Block/Tehsil and all Municipal wards, Blocks & panchayats in the District, reflecting the enthusiastic response of the people of the district.
Later, an awareness rally, involving students from various schools and Vehicles were flagged off for door to door collection from Devika Ghat. A Nukkad natak (street play) was also staged by MC Udhampur at Devika Ghat.
Simultaneous Cleanliness and Sanitation drives were conducted in every Block/Tehsil Headquarters and across all three MCs of the district, with participation of PRI members, ULBs, District Officers, general public, representatives of NGOs, NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, Bharat Scouts and Guides, as well as students and staff of educational institutions.