Maintaining and promoting a clean environment at all levels is of paramount importance for all-round improvement in sanitary standards. A clean India also means a healthier India as ailments and diseases will come down.
With a view to maintain and promote cleanliness within and around JNPT, the premier port observed the Ministry of Shipping’s initiative of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ by undertaking various initiatives. The entire programme is scheduled between September 15 to October 2, 2018, said a release.
JNPT is encouraging all its employees to ensure regular cleanliness and shramadan towards a clean environment and better sanitation. It has organised various activities, such as cleaning offices, toilets, common corridors, stairs, lifts of JNPT hospitals, CISF facilities, school, auto garage stores, beside disposal of old furniture, weeding out of old files, disposal of e-waste, cleaning of water tanks, wharf, drainage, etc. To create awareness of cleanliness, JNPT will spread the message through pamphlets, no spitting stickers and banners at various places, road lane marking and painting work inside port area, beautification and cleaning of parks in JNPT. Nukkad nataks and street plays on Swachh Bharat will also be organised to share the message.
In addition, door-to-door meetings have been organised for township residents, for facilitating behavioural changes in order to promote cleanliness in one’s day-to-day life. JNPT is also initiating wall painting and quiz contests for students of the JNPT school, and essay and slogan competition has been arranged for JNPT employees.
Supporting the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada, Chairman-in-Charge, Mr Neeraj Bansal, said, “Cleanliness is akin to godliness is an old Indian saying and it has become very imperative for all of us to practice cleanliness drive wherever we are. Promoting and maintaining cleanliness at work places and around that area will go a long way in fostering a healthy culture at all levels.”