Srinagar, Jun 13: A fifteen day special target sanitation program an initiative by SMC in Collaboration with IEC partners, was kick started on Thursday here at SMC central office Karan Nagar.
The drive was kick started in presence of Chief Sanitation officer Syed Nisar and other senior Municipal Officers.
Students from different schools including cassette school, modern Public School, Government Girls higher secondary Karan Nagar also participated in the function.
Students on the occasion also delivered speeches on safeguarding environment, waste segregation, ill effects of polythene etc.
Later rallies were organised from SMC office in which students and SMC officials held placards and banners with a motivation to sensitize public their role in keeping environment healthy and clean.
Commissioner SMC Khurshid Ahmad Sanai in his message said that aim of such programs is to bring about a permanent behavioural change among the citizens of city by encouraging them to change their habits and keep the city litter free.
Chief Sanitation Officer Syed Nisar said that Public in general and households in particular are requested not to throw any kind of waste outside their houses, road side spaces, water bodies and also refrain from throwing garbage on the embankments of rivers.
“We will soon launch more such initiatives and will engage new generation in state wide cleanliness missions to develop a positive sense and attitude in students” said Shiekh Ahsaan Ellahi, Project Manager IEC. (KNS)