Div Com reviews preparations for sanitation drive
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Div Com reviews preparations for sanitation drive

Divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review preparations for upcoming ‘Swachh Bharat’ drive during which sanitation and cleanliness operations would be undertaken by administration here.

Divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review preparations for upcoming 'Swachh Bharat' drive during which sanitation and cleanliness operations would be undertaken by administration here.

The meeting was informed that department of technical education is doing various activities under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' program across the state like cleanliness drives, Swatchhta walk, essay writing, painting and holding debate competitions and awareness programs for energy conservation

It was given out that the department will provide one thousand student volunteers from different polytechnics and ITIs for the drive which would commence from 16 October and end on to 14 November.

The drive envisages cleanliness of major roads, river banks, hospitals, public parks, bus terminals and holding awareness camps on importance of hygiene and a clean environment.  

On the occasion, the divisional commissioner directed authorities concerned to start Swachh Bharat drive across the capital city in a phased manner. 

For smooth and hassle-free conduct of the drive, he also directed SMC, SDA and tourism departments to provide logistics and manpower.

He said cleanliness is not the responsibility of only a few people but it is collective social responsibility. He said Swach Bharat drive should not be limited to a few days but should be a round-the-year effort.

Deputy commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Shah, director technical education, VC SDA, MD JKSRTC, joint commissioner SMC, additional transport commissioner, joint director department of information and public relations Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, joint director horticulture, ARTO, deputy director floriculture, officials from department of education and others attended the meeting.

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