Pune News : On Sunday, 19 February, the residents from Salisbury Park Residents Forum, Adar Poonawala Clean Cities Mission came together for a community-led effort to restore the natural beauty of Baker’s Hills, a popular location for morning and evening strolls in the area. The well-known hill had been plagued with rubbish and pollution for a few months, which made it less enjoyable for visitors.
The event saw participation from Salisbury Park Residents Forum (SPRF), residents, and Symbiosis College students with the members of the Adar Poonawalla Clean City Mission. Volunteers came armed with gloves, trash bags, and cleaning supplies to tackle the litter problem and restore the hill’s natural beauty. Captain Puneri Nayak Indian Swachhata League member Sathya Natarajan expressed his joy at participating in the project.
The SPRF said the initiative aimed at fostering community involvement in preserving public spaces. They also hoped the clean-up event would inspire more people to keep public areas clean actively.
The Adar Poonawalla Clean City Mission, a public initiative to keep Pune City clean, praised the efforts of the Salisbury Park residents. The organization said that such initiatives were essential in maintaining the cleanliness and beauty of the city’s public spaces.
Faizal Poonawalla, Chairman of Salisbury Park Residents Forum, said, “This is the second time that we have come together to clean the hill. Visitors should make sure to keep the area clean when they come here. Baker’s hill is a well-known area for walkers and residents. It is the people’s responsibility to keep the area clean.”