sulabh swatchh bharat

Thursday, 21-June-2018


Volunteers clean a Gurugram pond in flat two hours

While the country is focused on cleaning the rivers of the country, noted NGO Sulabh International has offered the Haryana government to clean at least 200 ponds and other water reservoirs of Gurugram under the ‘Clean India Campaign’.

The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak speaking at launch of cleanliness drive at a polluted pond and temple premises in Gurugram’s Wazirabad village said, “We have been associated with the Clean India Campaign for long. As part of it, we can clean nearly 200 ponds and reservoirs in Gurgaon (Gurugram) which are in filthy condition.”

The cleanliness drive saw participation of over a hundred school children. Over 150 students and childrens from the locality volunteered along with the Sulabh International founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak in cleaning the 10-foot deep dirty and stinking pond in Sector 53, within two hours.

The activity took place as a part of NGO’s participation in nationwide Swachh Bharat Mission. Volunteers included non-resident Indians along with some foreign research students. Dressed in white T-shirts and a cap, students and volunteers entered the pond and removed dirt that had settled below the water level. Dr Pathak said, “We have dedicated volunteers who research such things. Social worker Pam Kwatra told me about this pond and I immediately launched cleaning drive, which is our mission. We are doing such works in Kurukshetra, Varanasi and other locations.” He also added that Sulabh is looking for an opportunity to clean all ponds in the city. Not to mention the Social Service Organisation, Sulabh International has also been assigned the work of cleaning many railway stations by the Railway Ministry.