About 40 members from I-Clean Nagpur cleaned and beautified the walls and precincts of the bridge on Canal Road, near Zenda Chowk in Dharampeth, this Sunday morning. They were joined in their efforts by Sanjay Bangale, Corporator.
Situated near a well-populated area, they invited a lot of attention from residents of nearby buildings, who came out of their homes to enquire and constructively join in this activity. The residents also constantly served drinking water and snacks to all team members.
Age is no barrier for this group. They have volunteers ranging from 12 to 65+-year-old who contribute in their own ways, towards the cleanliness and beautification of our city.
The I-Clean group specializes 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 174th spot in the region. It is the same spot which had been beautified by this team about five years back and had become dirty over time.
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 rupees 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. You can call on 8421930862 / 7743994550 to be a part of this selfless group that is making efforts to make Nagpur really a clean and smart city.
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