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First-ever Anti-litter Day campaign sees participation from 15 Mumbai schools

The 10-hour event was organised by NGO GreenLine under its Green Schools initiative

mumbai Updated: Dec 12, 2017 23:14 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
Students from Convent Girls High School, Prabhadevi, during the anti-litter day campaign. (HT photo )

Highlighting that it is the responsibility of every Mumbaiite to refrain from littering, 15 city schools participated in a first-of-its-kind Anti-litter Day campaign on Tuesday.

From wearing colourful costumes as part of street plays, poster-making competitions, cleanliness rallies across housing societies to spreading awareness about segregation of garbage, were the themes the schools focused on during the 10-hour campaign in different parts of the city.

The event witnessed participation from schools such as Vanita Vishram High School, Girgaum, Convent Girls High School, Prabhadevi, St Joseph’s High School, Wadala, Don Bosco High School, Matunga and Borivli, and as far as Sacred Heart High School, Vashi.

“To spread the message of reduce, reuse and recycle, we went on a door-to-door cleanliness rally in our neighbourhood and requested people to stop littering,” said Rutuja Belwalkar, a student from Convent Girls High School, Prabhadevi.

Nadar Ranjitham Selvaraj from Don Bosco High School, Matunga, said, “The aim is to have an anti-litter culture, where people understand the adverse effects of littering and develop a sense of responsibility.”

The event was organised by NGO GreenLine under its Green Schools initiative. “While majority of the focus is on clean-up drives, our priority is to ask citizens why we dirty the streets in the first place, and then blame the municipal corporation for not clearing the waste. If we citizens are responsible for this mess, we need to change,” said Father Savio Silviera, director, GreenLine.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 23:14 IST