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Mayor takes anti-polythene campaign to DPS, other Schools
Walk on May 26 to give boost to campaign
5/12/2023 9:50:45 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, May 12: The Mayor of Jammu city, Rajinder Sharma on Friday took the ongoing anti-polythene and anti-plastic campaign to Delhi Public School (DPS) Jammu, Maharaja Hari Singh Higher Secondary School, Government Girls Higher Secondary School Nawabad and Government Girls Higher Secondary School Qasaba, Gujjar Nagar.
The campaign got overwhelming response by the students and staff at these institutions and over 1000 people filled the Commitment Certificate using the app thereby expressing willingness to join the campaign.
All were committed to stop using polythene from today onwards starting from their homes and assured to follow directions of JMC to eradicate plastic and polythene from Jammu.
Students and the staff of these schools said that they shall now use carry bags made of biodegradable materials to lower the hazards on the environment.
Apart from students, staff of these schools also took an oath to support the campaign and said that this campaign is for their own well being.
At DPS Jammu, Dr. Ritu Singh, PVC-DPS Jammu said that she will take personal initiative to strengthen the anti-polythene campaign.
She informed that there are a total of 10,000 students at two schools of DPS in Jammu, one at Katra and another in Udhampur.
“I will get them have ‘Commitment Certificates’ for the move and will also get them oath along with their parents,” she maintained assuring to participate in the walk to be organised in this regard on May 26.
JMC Councillor, Mohiudin Choudhary was also present on the occasion.
The Mayor expressed confidence that with such highly-spirited students and staff of educational institutions supporting the campaign, Jammu will be free from polythene and plastic made things within a month.
He also talked on the importance of hard work and self-confidence to achieve success and informed that presently Jammu is worst hit by the massive use of polythene carry bags and plastic which has caused lot of land pollution and chocked drains which cause floods even after a slight rainfall in the city.
The Mayor said that on May 26, a walk shall be organised to further disseminate the message of anti-polythene and anti-plastic campaign in Jammu.
“The walk shall start at 10 am from Parade Ground Jammu to Maharaja Hari Singh Park and the Chief Secretary of J&K, Dr. Arun Mehta shall join the walk while other officers and public at large shall also join the walk,” he informed.
“All educational institutions, morning walkers, social-religious organisations, traders, NGOs, priests and others will too join the walk to make it a history,” he continued.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Mayor, Baldev Singh Billawaria rejoiced that about 1000 students are daily joining the anti-polythene campaign.
He said that he along with the Mayor are meeting these new faces daily thereby carrying forward the outreach programme launched by PM Modi.
Debate on ‘Hazards of Poly-Bags’ was also organised on this occasion at DPS Jammu Ruchi Chabra, Principal-DPS Jammu along with Meenu Gupta, Headmistress-DPS Jammu, Ravi Kumar Kotroo, Headmaster-DPS Jammu, Umesh Kumar Sharma, Dy. Headmaster-DPS Jammu, Rimpi Sharma, Dy. Headmistress-DPS Jammu and Anu Bali, Coordinator/Supervisor-DPS Jammu also spoke on the topic.
DPS Jammu students who won the debate competition were Sheen Wanchoo, Class XII, won first prize; Harman Singh Soni, Class XII, won second prize while Pranavi Khajuria, Class XI and Parina Kandhari, Class IX jointly won third prize.
At Govt. Hari Singh Hr Sec School and the Vice Principal, Vijay Kumari awarded the winners wherein Zabir Ulah Ganaie won 1st prize, Sadhagar Hussain, 2nd and third prize was shared by Raghav Mahajan and Mohd. Haider.
At Govt Girls Hr Sec School Nowabad Principal, Poonam Langeh and Vice Principal, Neelam Sharma along with Program Organizer, Poonam Gupta distributed prized to the winners wherein first prize was won by Bhumika Kattel, second by Vanshika Sharma and the third prize was shared by Saksham Sharma and Varsha Angral
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