As part of ‘I Clean Barwani’ campaign, the district administration, along with a few voluntary organizations, has decided to paint the town in vibrant colours.
The initiative started on Gandhi Jayanti, when people of all age groups converged outside the Barwani Central Jail to paint the 250-metre boundary wall with interesting motifs and graffiti art. Their efforts were much-appreciated by other local people in the area, who are now keen on joining the campaign.
District collector Tejaswi Nayak, who brought the concept to the town, termed it a ‘revolutionary idea’ to spread awareness about cleanliness among the masses. Referring to the ‘I Clean Bhopal’ concept, which is a weekly volunteer activity, Bhopal municipal commissioner, Nayak said, “The concept brought big change there.”
“Here, in Barwani, people keep complaining about garbage littered on the roads. This new concept will instill civic sense among the people. Not only that, once the idea becomes a hit, people can reclaim public spaces that are currently cluttered with illegal hoardings and posters”.
Central jail superintendent SB Sharan has appointed a nodal officer for the campaign. Saran said, “The campaign has received an unbelievable response from the local people.”
“Our aim is to educate to spread the word as far and wide as possible, if possible in local languages too. I would recommend that such paintings be drawn in other public places as well,” Sharan said.