Modi's call makes Mysuru man take up Mission Cleanliness

H V Rajeev, a social worker from Mysuru, who recently took part in NDTV-organised panel discussion ‘Banega Swachh India’, on Friday, said, he would continue with his drive for clean city.

Participating in an interaction, organised by Mysore District Journalists Association, Rajeev, whose Swachh Bharat campaign, held under the aegis of Rajeev Sneha Balaga, has completed over 70 weeks, said, “Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call (for Swachh Bharat), I, along with like-minded people, decided to take a plunge.”

From November 10, 2014, the drive was conducted on weekends and went up to 25 weeks. Later, the drive was shifted to Sundays and has touched 51 weeks, totalling 76 weeks. After completing 25 weeks, a job fair was also conducted for the benefit of youths.

Be it a school ground or a burial ground, bus stand or police station compound, among several other public places, the volunteers will collect waste, explained Rajeev, also the president of District Cooperative Union.

Cleaning a healthy way

To create awareness among the interested lot, a theme song is prepared to make the campaign effective in future. Rajeev said before taking up the drive in any locality, the local organisations, including journalists are being involved. When the drive was conducted in J P Nagar, local groups were involved, where apart from cleanliness drive, yoga and satsang sessions were also conducted. Not just cleanliness, healthy life is also the motto, he added.

Rajeev said, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner C G Betsurmath had recommended his activities to the NDTV. “It was a privilege to share the space with ‘Banega Swachh India’ ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan, cricketer Suresh Raina among others,” he said.

Rajeev said, “I credited the clean Mysuru City ranking to Wadiyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru, who built wide roads and the longest underground drainage network, besides relentless efforts of the pourakarmikas and the MCC in maintaining cleanliness in the city.”

‘Eco-friendly’

Reacting to media queries, Rajeev said, “I have incorporated eco-friendly measures in my school (Pramati Hill View Academy, Kuvempunagar), where used water is recycled and also rain water harvesting has been installed. Similarly, when I developed Sri Nagar Layout, solar streetlights were installed, a first such initiative then.”

‘No politics’

For another query on his association with BJP and deriving political benefits, Rajeev said, “As a common man, I am involved in the task and will continue to create awareness among the community.”

DH News Service Mysuru: H V Rajeev, a social worker from Mysuru, who recently took part in NDTV-organised panel discussion ‘Banega Swachh India’, on Friday, said, he would continue with his drive for clean city.

Participating in an interaction, organised by Mysore District Journalists Association, Rajeev, whose Swachh Bharat campaign, held under the aegis of Rajeev Sneha Balaga, has completed over 70 weeks, said, “Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call (for Swachh Bharat), I, along with like-minded people, decided to take a plunge.”

From November 10, 2014, the drive was conducted on weekends and went up to 25 weeks. Later, the drive was shifted to Sundays and has touched 51 weeks, totalling 76 weeks. After completing 25 weeks, a job fair was also conducted for the benefit of youths.
Be it a school ground or a burial ground, bus stand or police station compound, among several other public places, the volunteers will collect waste, explained Rajeev, also the president of District Cooperative Union.

Cleaning a healthy way

To create awareness among the interested lot, a theme song is prepared to make the campaign effective in future. Rajeev said before taking up the drive in any locality, the local organisations, including journalists are being involved. When the drive was conducted in J P Nagar, local groups were involved, where apart from cleanliness drive, yoga and satsang sessions were also conducted. Not just cleanliness, healthy life is also the motto, he added.

Rajeev said, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner C G Betsurmath had recommended his activities to the NDTV. “It was a privilege to share the space with ‘Banega Swachh India’ ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan, cricketer Suresh Raina among others,” he said.

Rajeev said, “I credited the clean Mysuru City ranking to Wadiyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru, who built wide roads and the longest underground drainage network, besides relentless efforts of the pourakarmikas and the MCC in maintaining cleanliness in the city.”

‘Eco-friendly’

Reacting to media queries, Rajeev said, “I have incorporated eco-friendly measures in my school (Pramati Hill View Academy, Kuvempunagar), where used water is recycled and also rain water harvesting has been installed. Similarly, when I developed Sri Nagar Layout, solar streetlights were installed, a first such initiative then.”

‘No politics’

For another query on his association with BJP and deriving political benefits, Rajeev said, “As a common man, I am involved in the task and will continue to create awareness among the community.”

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