Police personnel, students launch drive to promote clean surroundings | India News

PILIBHIT: Police personnel along with social volunteers and school children launched a cleanliness drive in Pilibhit city on Friday, to combat garbage disposal at public spaces.
Several police personnel, including SP Avinash Pandey, ASP Vikram Dahiya, CO Deepak Chaturvedi, and over 150 constables participated in the drive along with 115 students from Goswami’s Moms Pride School’.They collected scattered polythene and litter from ancient ‘Ma Yashwantari temple’ campus.
The SP informed that the next phase of the drive would be held on Sunday at a public place in association with students and staff members of Ben-Hur Public School. “Parallel to voluntary drives, we also decided to identify people involved in spreading pollution. Appropriate legal action will be taken against them as per assigned norms of the pollution control board,” he said.
On this occasion, school children who exhibited self-painted posters and drawings to disseminate the message of pollution eradication for the sake of a healthy equilibrium of the environment were awarded by the SP.
The drive was also joined by retired Army colonel PS Bindra. Pointing out the key reason for a common practice of people to throw plastic waste like packing material of pasteurised milk, chips, and edible oils, etc., Col Bindra said that, unlike old newspapers and cardboard sheets, polythene is generally not procured by junk dealers.
“I will engage my social group, ‘Parivartan’, to set up a smooth network for selling waste polythene and plastic to let people earn money from other junk material. This will drastically reduce the scattering of polythene and plastic bottles on the city streets and the litter dumps,” he said.
Inspired by the drive, chief priest of the temple, Vineet Bajpayi, said, “I will ensure that devotees do not litter in temple campus and rather contribute to maintaining sanitation.”

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