Pune : Ganpati Mandal Workers Lead Way in Launching Clean Pune Initiative

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In a significant meeting held today, workers from Ganpati mandals in Pune city joined forces to kickstart the Clean Pune initiative. Representatives from 35 Ganpati mandals gathered and made a commitment to raise awareness about keeping Pune clean by engaging with every household. 

The meeting was attended by members of the Ganpati Mandals, Pune Municipal Corporation’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) department, and the Pune city police. The meeting was held at the samaj mandir of Akhil Mandai Mandal. 

The initiative aims to make cleanliness a top priority for all citizens, encouraging them to maintain cleanliness not only in their homes but also in their business establishments.

Dignitaries present at the meeting included Deputy Commissioner of Police Sandeep Singh Gill from Zone 1, Asha Raut, the head of PMC SWM, Anna Thorat, President of Akhil Mandai Mandal, Mahesh Suryavanshi, treasurer of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir, Asmita Tambe, Assistant Commissioner of Bhavani Peth Ward Office, SPI Sunil Mane, Vikas Pawar from Tulshibaug Mandai, and members of the 35 Ganpati mandals, among others.

Asha Raut emphasized that the city areas in Pune are densely populated, and despite the efforts of 8,000 workers day and night, the problem of garbage accumulation persists. She called upon the shopkeepers to cooperate by handing over waste to the designated pickup vehicles. Additionally, she stressed the importance of Ganpati mandals in spreading awareness about the proper and scientific disposal of waste.

Sandeep Singh Gill suggested that this year’s Ganpati festival should adopt the theme of Pune Swachh Abhiyan (Clean Pune Movement), which would undoubtedly have a significant impact on the cleanliness drive.

Mahesh Suryavanshi expressed the aspiration for Pune to be ranked as the cleanest city. While PMC has always been at the forefront of this effort, achieving this goal requires massive support and discipline from citizens. Ganpati mandals serve as an ideal medium to reach people from all walks of life, making it easier to spread the message of keeping Pune clean together.

The launch of the Clean Pune initiative by Ganpati mandal workers marks a promising step towards a cleaner and healthier Pune, with a shared commitment to maintaining cleanliness as a collective responsibility.

Renuka Suryavanshi