Rising Kashmir News
Srinagar, April 18: As a part of the Go Green Srinagar campaign, an initiative of Earth Day Network, a cleanliness drive was started by WCF in collaboration with SMC from Chashmashahi road to Pari Mahal and with Kashmir Public School Harwan from the school to Dachigam National Park on Saturday.
Students from Kashmir Public school participated as volunteers in the cleanliness drive. Many officials of SMC and WCF also participated in the massive cleanliness drive. Cleanliness drive was also conducted inside the Pari Mahal. WCF chief Executive Nadeem Qadiri congratulated those who participated in the drive.
He also said that the enthusiasm he saw among the participants was heartening.
“We should pledge today to make it a clean Srinagar…I will not litter or let anyone litter…when we go abroad we see how clean those countries are…we don’t see them spitting around or throwing waste anywhere they wish to. Those places are clean because that is their dedication to cleanliness,” he said.
The objective of this initiative is to impress the significance of a clean environment as well as inculcate a sense of consciousness and responsibility in the people towards natural resources.
“Earth Day Network firmly believes that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ and it is our social responsibility to maintain the proper hygiene. We must take the responsibility to educate people about the importance of cleanliness. Through this small initiative, Earth Day Network hopes to energize the community for the clean Srinagar mission,” said Majid Ashraf, an Environmental Scholar.
The students were made aware that cleanliness is related to hygiene and disease prevention. The principal of the school, Muzaffar Ahmad said, “We all should understand the motto, importance and necessity of cleanliness and must try to apply it in our daily lives. We should give cleanliness a first priority instead of food and water. As, we can be healthy only if we take everything within us in a very clean and hygienic way.”
Cleanliness is not the responsibility of only one person however; it is the responsibility of each and every individual living in the home, society, community and country, he said, adding, “We should understand its multifarious facets to get fully benefitted.”