300 Students Join Cleanliness Drive Along Jhelum

SRINAGAR — Around 300 students of different Polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) Wednesday took part in a 7-day long cleanliness drive which was launched along the banks of river Jhelum this morning.

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, flagged off  the drive with the theme “From-Me-To-You” from Peerzo along the banks of River Jhelum here. The drive was organized by the Directorate of Technical Education.

Subrahmanyam termed Srinagar as one of the most beautiful cities. He added that “cleanliness plays key role towards developing an optimistic and productive attitude among the people.”

The officer urged upon local residents, volunteers and students to participate in the cleanliness drives and “carry out awareness campaign across the state” besides “taking initiatives to restore the pristine glory Kashmir’s scenic sites to attract tourists.”

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, said the process of cleanliness should be continuous and asked youth to take active part in such campaigns. “They should also create awareness about the cleanliness,” he said.

He urged the students, staff and employees to come out and join in large numbers along with their family members and friends to contribute to the drive. Khan emphasized that cleanliness is most important for physical well-being and a healthy environment and it is essential for “everyone to learn about cleanliness, hygiene, sanitation and various diseases that are caused due to poor hygienic conditions.”

Khan said the drive will continue for a week and after that other departments will be involved in the process to continue the cleanliness drive across the state. 

The participants took an oath from volunteers and students that they would spend some time every day to clean the city, besides motivating others to become a part.

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