Puri: The week-long sanitation immersion program “Mo Dham Mo Garba” came to an end today with the Police Band playing the national anthem.
Along with Puri Collector Balwant Singh, Puri MLA Jayanta Kumar Sarangi and H & U D Minister Pratap Jena too graced the occasion along with several other senior officials.
The Mo Dham Mo Garba (My Dham My Pride) campaign targeted at igniting the pride of Puri and establishing the spirit of purity through collaboration by organizing a series of activities which promotes greater involvement of the citizens. The unwavering cooperation throughout – post-Cyclone Fani, during COVID-19 and the Mo Beach campaign which will soon be transformed into something bigger.
Launched on October 31, the week-long immersion programme aimed at making every denizen of Puri feel proud of their endeavours and their town that is on the path of becoming not just a recognised world-class heritage city but also the cleanest one.
The entire campaign across all mediums – print, radio, TV and social media – took place with notable personalities coming together to encourage people to segregate their waste into four categories – dry, wet, biomedical & hazardous. A string of events was organised by SHGs, women, children and other sections of society to honour Safai Karmis through respectful gestures like gifting roses, chocolates, fruits and Tulsi plants.
Swachha Sathis, Supervisors Supervisors and officials from Puri Municipality took a pledge to facilitate this waste management movement. In the end, the Collector requested people to follow the waste management protocols, failing to do it will call for enforcement measures. He also suggested people to keep fighting Covid-19 by following all the protocols.
Speaking on this occasion, Puri MLA lauded Puri Municipality and Puri District Administration for the initiative. Sarangi too extended his commitment to the initiative and Puri’s cleanliness beyond the week-long programme as a mark of support.
The State Minister Pratap Jena too welcomed the novel initiative. He appreciated the participation of the society that made it a success and proved that Puri will always be every Odia’s matter of pride. He emphasised on participation especially for door-to-door waste segregation and collection of the same. He applauded all the Swachha Karmis, Swachha Sathis and Supervisors who have helped make this vision a reality.
He launched the dedicated Helpline Number by Puri Municipality for citizens of Puri to register their grievances. The response and redressal mechanism will include phone numbers for voice messages and WhatsApp. There will be two dedicated people manning the helpline in an office exclusively made for citizen redressal. The response time will range from 24-48 hours depending on the nature of the complaint. Citizens can register complaints via a phone call or they can share a video on the WhatsApp number.
Puri Municipality Executive Officer (EO) thanked residents of Puri for their dedication. During the week-long Immersion Programme, the following achievements were possible:
- 30cubicmeter of Plastic Waste was collected which is mostly single-use plastic, which cannot be decomposed and ends up in the landfill.
- Approximately 2700cubicmeter amount of garbage was lifted
- 184 GVPs were cleared
- 17.5km length of Bush Cutting.