Clean Doon campaign by Waste Warriors
Youngsters remove posters from walls of Survey of India building
Move to prevent defacement of public property DGP supports drive
Tribune News Service
Dehradun, September 23
The Waste Warriors, a passionate group of young people, organised a poster
scrapping activity on Survey of India building walls at Survey Chowk here
A group of 20 Waste Warriors
gathered to scrap a large number of illegal posters being put up on the
boundary walls of the Survey of India building. The activity was part of the
“Let's Clean Doon Together” campaign.
The group had earlier scrapped
posters from the same area but within just a few weeks, the walls were again
covered with posters, particularly of the candidates contesting the college
elections. This time the things were done differently.
The team approached different
government bodies, which had the authority to ensure the maintenance of
cleanliness. The whole idea behind the campaign was to preserve the prominent
buildings of Dehradun and to take an initiative to stop the defacement of the
public property. Vijay Raghav Pant, Director General of Police, Uttarakhand,
also showed keen interesting the campaign.
A stall “What waste can create” was
also set up where different craft items like cardboard dustbins, flowers made
from egg trays and pen stands were on display to inspire the general public.
The Waste Warriors team will
continue to clean walls next Sunday near Survey Chowk and it hoped that the
Survey of India authorities would also participate. The team has also proposed
to make a wall mural on an environmental theme on a boundary wall.
On the eve of Gandhi Jyanti, the
team has also proposed a clean-up drive to promote public involvement. A lot of
fun and interesting elements will be added to the drive as well. The drive will
start from Gandhi Park and cover the area from the Clock Tower to Ashley Hall.
The team is involved in taking various initiatives to make Dehradun clean as
the city has a big garbage problem.