Over 2 thousand youth set a new record, form a gigantic human chain

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh It was a red letter day for Chandigarh, when over 2000 youth got together to form a human chain at Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh on the occasion of mega launch of 'Swachh Amrit Mahotsav' scheduled to be carried out from 17th September to 2nd October, 2022. The activity was undertaken to mobilize communities from across the city to bring about behavioral change, with an aim to make the city Garbage Free. The youths from different schools and colleges of city made 'Open Hand', 75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', '4 type of dustbins' (Green, Blue, Black & Red for segregation of waste), 'Chandigarh Challengers', the official logo of 'Swchhata League' and human chain besides carrying out a rally in northern sectors. The event was powered by Punjab & Sind Bank as main sponsor. Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh launched the 'Swachh Amrit Mahotsav', 15 days long activity schedule from Swachhata League at the Rose Garden, Sector 16 in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Dalip Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Anup Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Rohit Kumar team leader, Brand Ambassadors of SBM, other dignitaries and prominent persons of city. Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that to celebrate eight years of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh will organize 'Swachh Amrit Mahotsav', a fortnight of activities to galvanize action around swachhata from 17th Sept. Seva Diwas, till 2nd Oct. 2022, Swachhata Diwas. The fortnight will focus on mobilizing citizen action and commitment towards the vision of building 'Garbage Free City'. She said that in line with the Prime Minister's vision of harnessing youth energy for positive action, the first ever 'Indian Swachhata League', an inter-city competition took place between the youth. For the maiden edition of ISL, more than 1,850 city teams from across the country have officially registered to compete. The team 'Chandigarh Challengers' compete in the League by creating their own unique sanitation initiative to focus on creating garbage free tourist places, she added. She said that the event went a long way to spread awareness about Swachhata, not just in the city beautiful, but across the entire Nation. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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