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Date :10/2/2019
Press Release on 2nd october 2019
Drive regarding “Jammu Against Plastic Pollution” and “Swachhata Hi Seva”.

To give a Tribute to the “Father of Nation “ Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary, Jammu Municipal Corporation today started the day with Shramdhan activity from Panjtirthi to Sidhra bridge as a part its continuous drive “Jammu Against Plastic Pollution” and “Swachhata Hi Seva”. Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Dy. Mayor, Smt. Purnima Sharma, Chairman, Swachh Bharat Standing Committee, Sh. Suraj Parkash Padha, Chairman, Public Health Sanitation Standing Committee, Sh. Baldev Singh Billawria, Chairman, Social Justice Standing Committee, Sh. Jeet Angral and Commissioner, JMC, Sh. Pankaj Magotra alongwith officers and officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation participated and assisted the Safaikaramcharies in Shramdhan (cleanliness drive) which started from Panjtirthi, Jammu and culminated at Sidhra bridge. The waste so collected was segregated by the participants at the point of culmination for recycling. Thereafter, Jammu Municipal Corporation organized felicitation function at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground, Jammu to honour the Green champions from different schools/N.G.Os and individuals who collected single use plastic during an intensive drive conducted by JMC in collaboration with Directorate of School Education Jammu, various Social and Non Governmental Organizations. In the drive, 173 schools registered themselves with JMC, 177 Green champions were declared from 57 schools. 57 schools collected 4108 kgs of single use plastic which was handed over to Jammu Municipal Corporation. Further, JMC Handed over the collected single use plastic to the NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.) for using it in black topping of under construction Jammu Akhnoor road. `Shikshaniketan H.S.School, Jeevan Nagar , Guru Harkrishan Public School, Nanak Nagar and Cooperative Public School Deeli got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in highest collection of single use plastic. Three students namely Avneet Kour from Guru Harkrishan Public School, Nanak Nagar, Tibarak from Cooperative Public School Deeli and Divesh from Shikshaniketan H.S.School, Jeevan Nagar who collected highest quantity of single use plastic were declared as 1st, 2nd and 3rd City Green champions respectively. Impressive cultural activities and Nukkad Natak were also performed on swachhta and single use plastic by the students from different schools and Lok Nath Yatar. Swarangan Meditation Charitable Trust (NGO) also collected and handed over 8 quintals of single use plastic to JMC was also facilitated on this occasion. IPCA (Indian Pollution Control Association), NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.), Indian Oil M/S Shree Swastik Plastic Industries, M/S Flexo Industries, M/s Shivam Plastic House, M/S Shivam Polymers who are the implementation partners also participated. All the Green Champions/City champions/1st, 2ndand 3rd prize holders were felicitated by the Mayor, Dy. Mayor and Commissioner JMC along with others. Speaking on the occasion Mayor, Dy. Mayor, Chairpersons and Commissioner JMC impressed upon the participants to continue this noble cause and spread the message “Say No to Plastic” throughout the society and use only indigenous alternatives.