About 80 members from I-Clean Nagpur and Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture & Design Studies (PIADS) cleaned and beautified the walls and precincts of the main entrance of Nagpur Railway Station, this Sunday. Due to its location, they invited a lot of attention from passengers and visitors.
This activity was done with the active support and participation of Central Railway’s Nagpur Division. After the programme, there was a brief awareness presentation by Ashoke Parik of Gem Enviro Management, Delhi regarding plastic waste management and recycling & the journey of how a plastic bottle turns into fabric shown through the process-kit.
Age is no barrier for this group. They have volunteers ranging from 12 to 65+ year-olds who contribute in their own ways, towards the cleanliness and beautification of our city.
The I-Clean 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 181st 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 ₹50 every month. Some voluntary contributions are also received from citizens at each spot.
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. They also requested residents to help maintain the cleanliness of the beautified spot by adopting proper methods of garbage disposal as also through continuous vigil. People of all ages and vocations can voluntarily be a part of these efforts. You can call Ajinkya or Jaideep 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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