Over 2000 volunteers today morning held a clean up drive at the Hadapsar Road based Indian Christian Cemetery in Fatima Nagar. The drive was held in remembrance 100th birth anniversary of Dr Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari. The volunteers collected over 29 tonnes 415 kg of waste was collected by the volunteers. The waste was cleaned in just three hours which is a rare phenomenon.
The drive was supported by Pune Municipal Corporation’s Wanawadi Ramtekdi ward office Assistant Commissioner Sham Taru, DSI Nisar Mujawar, Health inspector Pradeep Raut, Rahul Kakade, Suhas Pawar and other members.
Sham Taru said that it was one of the most disciplined cleanliness drive held ever where the volunteers brought the cleaning material themselves. Brooms, bags, handgloves and other material was all arranged by the members.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Kevin Manuel, trustee of the Indian ChristianCemeterysaid, “The volunteers did a splendid job of cleaning the Cemetery premises. There was some confusion as so many people had entered the premises with cleaning stuff and trucks but when I personally went to check, I was assured that the work was genuine. These volunteers had taken due permission before carrying out the work. I thanked them on behalf of our entire Christian community and promised them of complete support in their future programs.”