Pune Rotaract Club and PMC Team Up for Ganesh Immersion Road Cleanup

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By Pune Pulse

September 25, 2023

Pune: During the Ganeshotsav festival and on the day of immersion, a significant amount of garbage can be found littering on the city’s roads. However, the civic staff is actively working to maintain cleanliness throughout.

In order to alleviate some of the burden on these employees, a group of young individuals will once again take it upon themselves to collect the garbage after the immersion processions. 

The ‘Rotaract Club of Pune Mideast’, along with 15 other Rotaract Clubs, will undertake a cleanliness drive to address this issue. This initiative, named ‘Gajsanskriti’, will be implemented in collaboration with the civic body.

The ‘Gajsanskriti’ initiative will bring together these youths to contribute to the city’s cleaning efforts. Every year, Pune attracts lakhs of people for the immersion festivities, resulting in a substantial amount of garbage accumulating on the roads.

However, as soon as the processions conclude, the PMC staff promptly cleans the entire road. Nevertheless, it is important that we do not solely rely on the municipal staff for garbage collection and cleaning. Just as we keep our homes and surroundings clean during the festival, it is crucial that we also participate in garbage collection after the immersion processions.

As per the information provided, the ‘Gajsanskriti’ initiative aims to collect the garbage left behind from the immersion processions along with PMC. Over 150 young women have already joined this initiative.

While talking to Pune Pulse, Roshan Chumbalkar, President, Rotaract Club of Pune Mideast, added, ”On September 29, a collective effort involving 20 to 25 rotaract clubs, in collaboration with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), will be undertaken to gather the littered garbage along the roads during the Ganesh immersion processions. This commendable initiative aims to alleviate the burden on the PMC by assisting in this regard. This year marks the seventh year of the programme, and the campaign will commence at 7:30 am on September 29, the day following the immersion.”

Madhupriya Dhanwate