Colourful thoughts for a clean Bengaluru

Colourful thoughts for a clean Bengaluru

Creative tho­u­ghts about a clean Bengaluru got a colourful touch when as many as 200 children from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) schools participated in the drawing and painting competitions at the Freedom Park on Monday.

Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy and his deputy Hemalatha Gopalaiah inaugurated the competitions to mark the ‘World Environment Day.’ The topic was keeping Bengaluru clean under the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India campaign).

Children portrayed an array of issues - covering the impact of garbage on public life, spread of diseases, importance of segregation of waste at source, problems of villagers living near the landfills, said a BBMP officer.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Reddy said segregation of waste at source is essential for a clean Bengaluru. A large scale drive has been launched to educate people about the ill-effects of plastic and a ban has been imposed on its usage and sale.
Reddy said, “You (children) are the future of India and hence, you have a pivotal role to play in building the nation. You should take lead in educating people about minimising waste generation at the house-hold level.”

The drawings will be given to a panel of judges who will select the best three to give away the awards later.
DH News Service

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