New Delhi: The Delhi Police have come up with an initiative, 'swachhta pakhwada' (sanitation fortnight), to sensitise people about cleanliness of Yamuna. The sanitation drive began from Yamuna Khadar Geeta colony.
IPS and joint Commissioner of Police Eastern range, Ashok Kumar, was the chief guest on the occasion. More than a dozen school children, RWA, social workers etc. participated in the programme and took an oath to clean Yamuna.
The initiative started with the school children cleaning the Yamuna. Later, everyone cleaned the area near Geeta colony cemetry. Swach Yamuna, Nirmal Yamuna was the slogan of the drive.
“Children are the best messengers of a social cause. They convey what they learn. It is very important to educate children about maintaining cleanliness as they are the future of the country,” said Kumar.
The Delhi Police will also carry out the drive at other locations adjacent to Yamuna such as Wazirabaad, Sarita Vihar, ITO etc.