About 50 members from I-Clean Nagpur cleaned and beautified the walls of the legendary All India Reporter (AIR) in Congress Nagar, Nagpur. Members of the Chitale&Sanghi families, along with staff members of AIR constructively participated in this activity, also keeping a constant supply of tea, snacks and drinking water for all the team members. Kalpana Kekre, founder of I-Clean Bhopal was prominently present at the spot.
The team members also urged all citizens to exercise their franchise in the ensuing general elections, through their paint work.
This group specialises in cleaning the area and then painting the walls with cleanliness-related messages and attractive Warli designs, which are native to this region. This is their 157th spot in the region.
The aim of the I-Clean movement is not only to clean dirty spots, but also to make people aware and make them contribute towards Swachhta in every possible way. With the aim of spreading the message of clean living to every Nagpurian, the I-Clean team also encourages people to use cloth bags for their daily shopping.
To fund their activities, each volunteer makes a minimum contribution of Rs. 50 every month. Some voluntary contributions are also received from citizens at each spot. The clean-up drives have not only got support from the general public, but are also backed by NMC and KRML who actively participate in clean-up drives and support by providing necessary equipment for removal and disposal of garbage.
It is the group’s vision that every city in India should have an I-Clean team and each citizen should follow the cleanliness regime.
With I-clean, it is ‘I’ before ‘You’. It is in the name – I should do it rather than asking you to do it.
The group has made an appeal to all the like-minded people of Nagpur to join them in their zest for cleaning and beautifying the city. People of all ages and vocations can voluntarily be a part of these efforts.