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Campaigns launched on waste segregation, cleanliness

AHMEDABAD: Jun 06, 2017

AHMEDABAD: On Monday, World Environment Day, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)'s Young Indians and Times Foundation collaborated with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to organize a unique Swachh Up campaign across institutions. The campaign was launched by CM Vijay Rupani and deputy CM Nitin Patel.

The campaign was launched alongside the unique "My Waste My Responsibility" competition for corporates, hotels, schools, colleges.

The competition was launched at Tagore Hall in Paldi.

"After a month, each of the participants shall be judged on pre-decided criteria and top 5 from each category shall be provided with certificates," says a CII press release.

Speaking at the inaugural session, Dinesh Yadav, vice-chairman, CII Gujarat State Council gave details about the competition-based social awareness drive on waste segregation and explained the importance of the competition. He also mentioned that through effective waste segregation "You will lose nothing, but you will get benefit out of it."

CM Rupani, said that waste is every one's responsibility, "Under this campaign we are trying to change the mindset by stressing that it is everyone's duty to be concerned about waste. Unless people are willing to take up this responsibility, nobody cannot move forward. That is why our slogans is - 'My Waste, My Responsibility."