DELHI METRO ORGANISES A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES AS PART OF THE 'SWACHHATA HI SEWA' CAMPAIGN OF SWACHH BHARAT MISSION
The Barakhamba Road, Hauz Khas and Okhla Bird Sanctuary Metro stations were adjudged as the cleanest underground, interchange and elevated Metro stations respectively of the Delhi Metro network, during the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign organised out from 15th September to 2nd October 2018 to commemorate the 4th anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission.
The Dwarka Sector 21 and ITO stations were also given consolation prizes for adherence to best cleaning standards. As part of the campaign, a series of activities oriented towards raising awareness about the importance of cleanliness were organised across the offices, stations, depots and residential colonies of the Delhi Metro network. The NCB Colony station site, Ballabhgarh and IICC station site, Dwarka were also awarded as the cleanest construction sites.
An “Online Slogan Writing Competition” on the topic “Clean Metro, Clean Delhi” organised by DMRC for the commuters from 20th to 26th September, 2018 also received a good response. The winners of the competition along with the above mentioned winners of cleanest stations and construction sites were awarded at a ceremony by DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Singh said that cleanliness drives should not be confined to such fortnight long campaigns only. Rather, maintaining cleanliness should be taken up as an everyday challenge and everyone including Metro employees and commuters should work together towards the objective.
As part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign from 15th September to 2nd October, 2018, DMRC organized a host of other programmes at its premises across the Metro network. Nukkad Natak (Street Plays) were organized at all interchange and other major Metro stations along with residential colonies to sensitize people about the importance of cleanliness. Banners to create awareness about cleanliness were also displayed at stations.
In addition, cleanliness drives were organized at all Metro stations, offices, residential colonies and construction sites of DMRC.