Kachra Smadhan Mahotsav, a flagship programme of district administration was held today with much fanfare starting with a marathon run of 5 km on Hindon Elevated Road in which around 6,000 school children and 2,000 people participated. DM Ghaziabad, Ritu Maheshwari said that this run will sensitise the young students and people about the importance of waste recycling and management. Ghaziabad MP & Union Minister, Gen. VK Singh (retd) was the chief guest.
Thereafter, VK Singh inaugurated the Mahotsav at Ramlila Ground in Kavi Nagar. He praised the DM for the event and said the concept Best of Waste should be emulated by other districts also and should serve as an example for future such events. Singh added that it was important that people become aware about waste disposal and management so that the city remains green and clean.
DM Ritu Maheshwari said that with ‘waste’ in focus this Mahotsav will instill awareness among the people without whom no waste management and recycling programme can be undertake. She said that various stalls, exhibitions and workshops will help the visitors to hone their knowledge on various aspects of waste management and recycling that they can further put to use practically. She added that it had been the aim of GDA, Nagar Nigam and administration to clean up the city and this event was as step in that direction.
Maheshwari also thanked the NGOs, RWAs, self help groups, institutions that had lent a helping had to make the event a success.
Around 112 stalls have been put up at the Kachra Mahotsav. Apart from the DM, SSP Ghaziabad, Vaibhav Krishna, ADMs Sunil Singh & Gyanendra Singh, CDO Ramesh Ranjan, Municipal Commissioner, CP Singh and MLA Manju Siwach and other district officials were present on the occasion.